Cabriolet fan

1755–60


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

Guard: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); maximum open: 48.5 cm (19 1/8 in.); arc: 180°

Accession Number

1976.210

Medium or Technique

Skin leaves painted in watercolor; pierced and painted ivory sticks; carved ivory guards; mother-of-pearl; brass

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Three single skin leaves mounted concentrically. Obverse: fifteen medallions of pastoral scenes, seascapes, black and gold borders; flowers, butterflies, chinoiserie scenes between; narrow gilt edging. Reverse: simple pastoral and chinoiserie scenes, flowers, fruit and birds. Twenty-two carved and pierced ivory sticks decorated with painted chinoiserie figures, flowers and butterflies. Mother-of-pearl washer on brassrivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection