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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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Gallery Label:

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.

Provenance:

The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt

Exhibitions:

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