Brush - fine hair fan blender

Object Number: 
1932.237b.81
Date: 
ca. 1870-1890
Medium: 
Painted wood, bristles, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (31.8 x 3.2 cm)
Marks: 
Stamped "F. W. DEVOE & CO. N. II" and "2" on handle.
Description: 
Black painted wood handle, tapers to end, bulges toward ferrule. Seamed, cylindrical metal ferrule, with arced head, and "///" pattern in ring around base. Variegated white and black bristles.
Gallery Label: 
Devoe did not begin making brushes until the late 1870s. The company became F.W. Devoe & C.T. Raynolds in 1890.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group