Brisé fan

about 1825


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.); maximum open: 33 cm (13 in.); arc: 170°

Accession Number

1976.317

Medium or Technique

Horn blades painted in watercolor and gilded; silk; paste

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Horn sticks heavily ornamented with gilt; heads carved in Gothic shape; painted scene possibly of ruins of Melrose Abbey. Brown silk connecting ribbon, blue “jewel” studs in rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection