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Object Name: Fan
Date: ca. 1850
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Medium: Mother of pearl, silk, lace, metal, embroidery thread, paint, rhinestone
Dimensions: Closed: 10 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 25.4 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: Fan with etched mother of pearl guards and sticks; beige silk leaf with lace trim and appliqué and painted birds and flowers; metal handle and rivet with rhinestone buttons.
Credit Line: Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 1945.181
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According to the accession records, this fan was presented by Jenny Lind to Ole Bull, her violinist during her American tour of the early 1850s.


The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt


"Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale in America," New-York Historical Society, August 29-October 29, 2000.