Découpé fan

about 1760


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 49.0 cm (19 5/16 in.); arc: 140°

Accession Number

1976.187

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf perforated with a stamp and painted; carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks; paste

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double silk leaf pinpricked with a metal stamp in lace-like design. Design of three vignettes, man and woman center, woman left, man right, gilt borders, flowers between and around vignettes, floral border. Sixteen carved and pierced ivory sticks, and two ivory guards, with painted floral design and carved chinoiserie figures with musical instruments. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection