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Debutante fan

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Debutant fan. Painted white stiff gauze leaf. Butterfly and bird surrounded by forget-me-nots and pink blossoms, painted by George Keiswetter; brass and steel sequins; machine-made lace inserts and borders. Carved ivory sticks with glit details. Ivory rings on rivet. White silk tassel depends...

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Carried by Mrs. Henry R. Macomber as queen of Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1904.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

American (Massachusetts, Braintree), 1904

Object Place

Braintree, Massachusetts, USA


27 x 46 x 3 cm (10 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.) fan open

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Medium or Technique

Silk gauze, silk and cotton lace, pigment, metal spangles, ivory , brass, silk cord and tassel


Textiles and Fashion Arts