Brisé fan

1740–1880


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

Guard: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); maximum open: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.); arc: 125°

Accession Number

1976.206

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades, painted in oil and varnished; painted silk; tortoiseshell or painted ivory

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: “Stagecoach Robbery” scene set in the 1740s, decorative gilt border with black details; chinoiserie scene at base. Reverse: outline of obverse scene in red, blue, brown. Two painted portraits and relief figure and flower on each guard. Painted red-violet silk connecting ribbon, tortoiseshell or painted ivory thumbpieces; mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection