Fan

Fan
Fan
Date:
late 19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Paint On Satin And Mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Accession Number:
42.27.10
Acquisition Date:
1942-06-24
Credit Line:

Gift of Mr. George Creel

White satin leaf painted with garden setting and birds. Flowers in the garden are wisteria, climbing roses and morning glories. Mother-of-pearl sticks. Carried by Geraldine Farrar of the Metropolitan Opera and gifted to Blanche Bates, actress. Geraldine Farrar was the first American operatic "Madam Butterfly," and Blanche Bates predated her in the play of the same name.

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