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Brush - fine hair fan blender

Brush - fine hair fan blender
Brush - fine hair fan blender
ca. 1870-1890
Painted wood, bristles, metal
Overall: 12 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (31.8 x 3.2 cm)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number 
Stamped "F. W. DEVOE & CO. N. II" and "2" on handle.
Gallery Label 
Devoe did not begin making brushes until the late 1870s. The company became F.W. Devoe & C.T. Raynolds in 1890.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group