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Tiffany and Co., New York
Fan
c. 1867

On 22 October 1867, in New York, Mary Elizabeth (Lily) Nixon (1843?- 1874; daughter of John Macaulay Nixon) of New York Married John Kirby Macaulay (1842-1884) of Kingston, the only son of Hon. John Macaulay (1792-1857) and his first wife Helen Macpherson (d. 1846), and a grandson of Robert Macaulay (1744-1800) and Ann Kirby (1770-1850). As part of her wedding day finery, she carried this fan. In the late 19th century, particularly in the fall season, fans were a fashionable accessory, rather than a necessity, for high society New York.

 
Tiffany and Co., New York
Fan
c. 1867
Lace, mother of pearl sticks
29.5 cm x 43 cm (fan open height x width); 29.5 cm x 3.5 cm (fan closed height x width); 3 cm x 30.5 cm x 2.9 cm (box height x width x depth)
Gift of Alison (Mrs. William) Tett, 2008
C08-003.01a-b

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