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Brisé fan

French
1760–80


Object Place: France

Dimensions

25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.180

Medium or Technique

Painted leaf

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Leaf formed by “feather-shaped” segments of white silk mounted on sticks, tipped with marabou feathers. Obverse design of hand-painted floral sprays center and border, and obverse and reverse guard borders. Mother-of-pearl sticks decorated with gilt. Turquoise studs in rivet. White silk tasel decorated with gilt-silver wire depends from brass ring. Fan in fiddle-shaped paper box covered in white silk with gilt decoration and binding; medallion containing costume print on cover.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection