closed: 6 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 5/8 in. ( 16.8 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm )
Gift of Isabella Vach
handwritten in ink: on note accompanying object: "Carved Ivory Fan sent to / Mrs Maria (Cooper) Pillow / by her son Edward Pillow Jr.(?) / of the British Navy. from / India where he was stationed / for fourteen years. / Given by her to her granddaughter / Eliza Pilcher afterwards Mrs John V. Cox"
A note accompanying this fan indicates that it was sent to the donor's great-grandmother, Maria Cooper Pillow (b. 1762), from India by her son, Edward Pillow, Jr. Mrs. Pillow eventually passed the fan to her granddaughter, Eliza Pilcher (Mrs. John V. Cox), who passed it to the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.