Small fan made entirely of carved ivory

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

21.7 cm (8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1321

Medium or Technique

Carved ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sticks run together near top with light blue ribbon (now broken at almost every stick), sticks carved in open work to show couple wearing 18th century costume seated in central medallion, (background originally thin mother-of-pearl, now almost missing), central medallions of floral design, tips of sticks in trefoil outline; blue silk tassel trimmed with silver bugle beads.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rebecca W. McLanathan