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Brisé fan with box

Object Number: 
INV.968ab
Date: 
ca. 1855
Medium: 
Ivory, metal, mother of pearl, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall (fan closed): 6 7/8 x 3/4 x 1 in. (17.5 x 1.9 x 2.5 cm) Box: 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 18.4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on piece of paper found inside box: "Given to Harriet Francis / by her uncle / Chas. H. Parker - / about 1855"
Description: 
Ivory brisé fan with pierced sticks with pointed tips with scalloped edges; sticks joined by white ribbon; metal rivet with mother of pearl buttons; green cardboard box.
Gallery Label: 
A note found with the object indicates that it was given to Harriet Francis by her uncle, Charles H. Parker, around 1855.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group