Brisé fan

about 1875


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Guard: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.); maximum open: 33 cm (13 in.); arc: 165°

Accession Number

51.2002

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades, guards, chain and attachment; silk

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Carved ivory fan entirely made up of nineteen closely spaced blades. Guards carved in high relief of sheaf of wheat, edges of blades carved to correspond when closed. White silk connecting ribbon. Ivory hook, long chain and chatelaine attachment for belt fastened to ring of fan.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler to the MFA, September 13, 1951.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler