Découpé "cabriolet" fan

1755–60


Object Place: England (?)

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.); arc: 135°

Accession Number

1976.221

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf découpé and painted in watercolor; carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks; paste

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Single skin leaf. Obverse: two bands of painted chinoiserie motifs, pastoral scenes and painted lace separated by band of découpé (cut) lace-like pattern; gilt details; narrow gilt binding at top. Reverse: pastoral scene, narrow gilt binding. Twenty carved and pierced ivory sticks; painted lace and chinoiserie motifs on some blades, other blades and guards pierced chioiserie motifs. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

Before 1976: Collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976: Collection Esther Oldham; gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection