Brisé fan

French?
1720s


Object Place: France (?)

Dimensions

Guard: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); maximum open: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.); arc: 120°

Accession Number

17.166

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades, painted in oil and varnished, discontinuous painted silk ribbon, mother-of-pearl thumbgard and washer

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Personal accessories

On one side, a landscape with a bridge and two figures. On reverse, a classical interior with seven figures: “Achilles at Skyros.” Colors, gray-greens, black and silver. Twenty-eight ivory sticks with mother-of-pearl on the ends of the guards. Ribbon on edge painted in black and white.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. WInthrop Sargent to the MFA, 1917.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Winthrop Sargent