Church fan

English
about 1780


Object Place: England

Dimensions

53 cm (20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.300

Medium or Technique

Kid; hand-painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Hand painted kid leaf. Venus and Adonis. Obverse: large center medallion of couple, three putti, two dogs in woodland setting; two small medallions to sides, sheep left, dog and rabbit right; gilt borders; floral swags fill out leaf, narrow gilt edging. Reverse: simple fruit basket center. Pierced ivory sticks with gilt-silver details (tarnished, some missing), white silk backing on obverse guard. Diamond paste stud in rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection