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Fan with painted black silk leaf. Obverse: design of gold painted bird and floral spray with appliquéd shell details on satin. Black silk reverse. Carved and pierced ivory sticks with floral motifs. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet. Stylized brass ring.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

American, Late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place

Braintree, Massachusetts, USA


34.5 x 55.5 x 2.8 cm (13 9/16 x 21 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.) fan open

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Medium or Technique

Painted silk, ivory, abalone shell, metal, mother-of-pearl


Textiles and Fashion Arts