"Tilting" or "parasol" fan of wood, mother of pearl, silk-covered paper and black lace; turned, lacquered wooden handle in undulating baluster shape with round knob at base; gold metallic sliding band with raised Egyptian motifs at top of handle; lacquered wooden guard sticks; round mother of pearl rivet; sticks pivot and join together with gold metal filigree clasp to create circular fan; accordion-pleated leaf of black silk over paper; two inch wide band of black machine lace at outer edge; flounce of matching lace at center; can be held vertically as fan or used tilted as parasol.
Label: none
Date: c. 1854


  • Title: Fan-Parasol Upright View
  • Date Created: 1852/1856
  • Location Created: Probably United States
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 15″
  • Provenance: Museum Purchase
  • Type: Parasol
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Wood, silk, paper, silk lace, mother-of-pearl & metal

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