Brisé spyglass fan

French
about 1790


Object Place: France or Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.); maximum open: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); arc: 150°

Accession Number

43.2086

Medium or Technique

Pierced and gilded horn blades; spyglass lens in guard; silk; horn

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Spyglass fan, white silk connecting ribbon. Seventeen arrow-shaped pierced and gilded horn sticks with floral motif, stick sides serrated, stars at heads, gilt-silver foil decoration, inset steel dots and rings. Spyglass lens set below ribbon, glass in obverse guard (which is, with other guard, of double thickness). Horn button at rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection