Woman's wedding fan

about 1835


Dimensions

25 cm (9 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 25 cm (guard) x 46 cm (open max.)

Accession Number

21.265f

Medium or Technique

Feathers, ivory, silver

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White feathers with silvered vining vegetative motif mounted on carved ivory stocks with appliquéd silver foil. Flirting mirror on reverse guard. Mother-of-pearl thumbpieces on guards and buttons on brass rivet. Used with 21.265 a-f by Lucy Ann Lane (1816–1916), married to Otis Norcross on 9 December 1835, in Boston.

Provenance

Used with 21.265 a-f by Lucy Ann Lane (1816-1916), married to Otis Norcross on 9 December 1835 in Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Mrs. Otis Norcross