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Pansies
Pansies
Date:
ca. 1915–1920
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Gauze, Mother-of-pearl, And Sequins
Dimensions:
15.9 cm (6 1/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
49.10.39
Acquisition Date:
1949-09-02
Credit Line:

Gift of Jane Scribner

Exhibition History:

The Art Nouveau Style in Dress, 1993
Fans in Fashion, Legion of Honor, 5/23/81 - 8/30/81

Pansies decorating this fan are thin slices of mother-of-pearl attached to a gauze leaf with an outline of sequins. Carved mother-of-pearl sticks with silver pique. Source: Bennett, Anna G. "Fans in Fashion." Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1981, p. 111.