Fan (probably France), ca. 1901
Medium: cotton, silk, tortoise shell, steel, ebony Technique: lace motifs applied to net, embroidered. Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand. 1953-143-18.
What is this?
Folding fan with a black silk net leaf with white cotton needle lace motifs of irises, scrolls and flower sprays applied; lace elements embroidered with silver -colored steel spangles. The sticks are of tortoise shell, piqué, with guards ending in a serpentine form; ebony slips; glass stone at the rivet.