Brisé fan

1735–45, 1780–89


Object Place: Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.); maximum open: 38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.204

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades pierced, oil painted, and varnished; paper; brass

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: three pastoral scenes, man serving woman wine at table, man with fruit basket behind; seated man playing horn right; woman left; gilt borders; chinoiserie medallions between and outside; chinoiserie dancing scene at base. Reverse: outline of obverse scene in red, blue, green. Painted paper connecting ribbon at top. Brass rosette studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection