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White feather fan with carved mother-of-pearl handle, white cloth rosette at base with shell blossom at center held in place with a metal grommet, white silk satin ribbon looped through bottom of handle

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

probably French, used in America, mid-19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

probably France

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 20.3 cm (12 x 8 in.) Other (ribbon): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

49.999

Medium or Technique

Feathers, mother-of-pearl, cotton plain weave, silk satin, bamboo, metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes