Découpé fan

about 1760


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.); arc: 125°

Accession Number

1976.207

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf cut with stamp, painted with gouache; carved and silvered ivory sticks; pierced ivory guard; foil; paste

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double paper leaf cut with stamp to resemble lace. Obverse: five gouache painted pastoral vignettes with figures, gilt borders. Reverse: five gouache painted pastoral vignettes without figures, blue borders. Sixteen ivory sticks with carved and silvered (now tarnished) floral design on blades. Pierced, painted, and gilt floral design on guards, backed with red foil, diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection