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Silver gilt paper folding fan pierced with leaf motifs on a lattice ground; plain ivory sticks; ivory guards inlaid with metal dots and lines forming scrolled geometric shapes and an eye motif with the rivet at its center

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 English, used in America, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly England

Dimensions

Overall: 27.9 x 1.3 x 3.8 cm (11 x 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.1000

Medium or Technique

Ivory with metallic inlays, gilt and pierced paper, brass and mother-of-pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes