Brisé fan

1880s (?)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); maximum open: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.189

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades painted with oil and lacquered; silk; paste

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: “Hawking Party,” hunter on horseback and standing center, hunter with birds, gun, dog to left, farm figures to right; chinoiserie scene below shoulders. Reverse: pastoral scene of man and woman resting after hunt with another hunter, dogs; chinoiserie scene with pheasant below shoulder. Woman’s portraits in medallions on guards. Green silk connecting ribbon with painted floral design. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection