Expanding fan

about 1875


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard (retracted): 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); guard (extended): 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); maximum open: 33 cm (13 in.)

Accession Number

1976.264

Medium or Technique

Silk satin leaf, painted design; machine-carved ivory sticks; silk; brass

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Leaf extends to form regular size fan; retracted, the fan could have fit in a pocket or purse. Blue satin silk leaf with painted design of pink morning glories on obverse, green silk narrow band at top and bottom. Thirteen machine-carved ivory sticks. Blue and green silk tassel depends from brass ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection