Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Brise fan. Pierced and carved wood blades are connected by pink satin ribbon. Hand carved wood guards depict figures in a lush garden setting. The rivet has mother of pearl buttons and a metal loop, to which a double tassel is attached by a braided and knotted cord.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 10.875"
Arc (degrees when open): 140
Open width: 18.5"
19 sticks / 2 guards

Place of Origin:
c. 1890
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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