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Date
1880 – 1900
Material
paper; wood
Catalogue Number
103.08.0299 a-i
Description
Eight small souvenir paper fans with thin bamboo handles. Red is most dominant colour on all fans. Fans (a-f) are palmate in shape while (g-i) are smaller and circular. All five have a little mirror placed upper left center, and a blue and yellow fan motif at the base where handle meets paper. (a) …
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Title
Miniature Fan Collection
Date
1880 – 1900
Material
paper; wood
Dimensions
14.5 cm
Description
Eight small souvenir paper fans with thin bamboo handles. Red is most dominant colour on all fans. Fans (a-f) are palmate in shape while (g-i) are smaller and circular. All five have a little mirror placed upper left center, and a blue and yellow fan motif at the base where handle meets paper. (a) image of Japanese woman, bottom left, in 3/4 profile facing right, Japanese male, upper right, faces woman. Small mirror makes up one side of a suspended box. Both figures have bright red lips. (b) Male figure bottom left, looks upwards towards figure of Japanese woman, upper left. Mirror in shape of full moon in background is partially hidden by midground post bearing Japanese calligraphy. (c) Two Japanese males in 3/4 profile facing each other, dressed in official looking costumes. Both are mustached. Mirror appears as one side of street lantern in background. (d) Image of Japanese woman, upper right, looking left toward male who wields a fan in his right hand, the mirror is a part of fan. (e) image of two Japanese women bottom left, faces in 3/4 profile, man wearing helmet upper right. Half moon shaped mirror upper left. (f) Japanese woman lower left, in 3/4 profile. Man in upper right looking down. Mirror in upper left corner in shape of lantern. (g) Small round fan with scene painted on both sides. One side, similar to (a-d) shows male Japanese figure looking right toward female figure, upperight. Small mirror hangs on stand, upper right center. On reverse is red circle with blue, white, and purple cloud like background above yellow fan shape. . Green calligraphy, left center, framed by three consecutive frames. (h) small round fan with scene painted on both sides. On front is similar design to (b) with male figure looking up towards female figure. Round mirror. Same design on back as (g). (i) small round fan with small square mirror and man in lower left corner looking up at woman.
Subject
households
miniatures
figure
female
male
Japanese
Edith Morse Robb
E. S. Morse
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.08.0299 a-i
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Date
1885 – 1925
Material
fibre; glass; ivory
Catalogue Number
103.08.0360
Description
A purse of blue grey silk with ivory battens at drawstring closure, and embroidered beaded figures of man and woman dancing. Purse is essentially a square with a panel along the sides and bottom for width, with a stiff panel inserted at the bottom between lining and purse. Top draws closed with a s…
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Title
Purse
Date
1885 – 1925
Material
fibre; glass; ivory
Dimensions
22.2 x 5.4 x 21.8 cm
Description
A purse of blue grey silk with ivory battens at drawstring closure, and embroidered beaded figures of man and woman dancing. Purse is essentially a square with a panel along the sides and bottom for width, with a stiff panel inserted at the bottom between lining and purse. Top draws closed with a silver metallic cord through a short ivory batten on the front and back causing the bag to form two pleats on either side. Ends of cord have red and grey beaded loop tassels. Bag lined front, back and bottom with pink silk. Figures beaded on front of purse depict woman in yellow dress and man in green trousers and pink jacket holding top hat while they are dancing.
Subject
households
hobbies
embroidery
figure
male
female
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
103.08.0360
Images
Less detail
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