Fan

Object Number: 
1937.3
Date: 
1853-1875
Medium: 
Ivory, silk, paint, metal, mother of pearl, gilding
Dimensions: 
closed: 10 x 1 x 1 in. ( 25.4 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
painted in gold: at top center of leaf obverse: "LC" painted in pink: near center of leaf obverse: "LENA" painted in pale blue: on right side of leaf obverse: "PM" painted in blue and white: at center of leaf obverse: "Lightly lift the breeze, O fan! /
Description: 
Fan with ivory guards and sticks, ivory-colored satin leaf with printed floral decoration and painted inscriptions, and metal handle and rivet with mother of pearl button.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the verse painted on this fan was written by Peter Marie ("PM") for the donor's mother, Lena Burr Corse ("LC").
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group