Fans in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Fans and Tassels

Height Bottle Markings
8" round, 500 ml stamped in glass at the bottom
Description, including signature and date
The construction in this bottle is similar to the other structures with fans, but it is lacking the upright pillars at the ends of the base pieces. Instead, it has tassles hanging from the ends of the cross pieces and a shaft up the middle to keep the levels apart. The fans are woven with white and red ribbons and black cord and are decorated in black paint.

This bottle looks as if it could have been made by the same maker as a decanter-style bottle with fans, and also as several bottles with ribboned fans known to have been made by a single artist. The similarities are the dots, the ribbons, and the delicate chip-carved crossbar in the locking stopper. The main difference is the presence of tassels.


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