Brise Fan

Object number
D170
Creator
Chinese
Date
1700 – 1780
Description
Carved ivory fan with white ribbon comprised of twenty-one sticks. Marked with note: "Ivory fan brought by Gov. Wm H. Cooke from China, probably before the Revolution. He was the first Gov. of Rhode Island after she became a state, at the beginning of the Revolution. The carving represents a story told in years long gone by, but now unfortunately lost."
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Agnes Caroline Storer
Object Type
brisé fans
Related People & Organizations
Cooke, William H., Gov. (associated)
Storer, Agnes Caroline (associated)