Brisé fan

about 1825–55


Object Place: Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

Guard: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); maximum open: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

1976.330

Medium or Technique

Horn blades painted in gouache; silk; blue stone studs

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Commemorative fan for opening of Royal Museum, Berlin (now known as Old Museum). Center scene of Old Museum; Horse Tamers on top copied from Piazza del Quirinale, Rome; small boats in canal at foreground; flanked by conventionalized decorative motifs. Twenty horn blades, white silk connecting ribbon, blue stone studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection