Fan

Fan
Title
Fan
Date 
ca. 1852
Medium 
Ivory, silk, metal, mother of pearl
Dimensions 
closed: 7 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 in. ( 19 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Ivory brisé fan with round-tipped sticks joined by ivory-colored silk ribbon; guards with intricate relief carving of figures and dragons; sticks with figures, trees, pagodas, dragons, and central shield of solid ivory on ribbed ground; metal rivet with mother of pearl buttons.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Lillian Benet
Object Number 
1942.290
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this fan was given to the donor's grandmother, Caroline Mathilda West Lyon, by an officer on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group