Fan

French
19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1748

Medium or Technique

Mother-of-pearl, painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Large fan with short painted leaf showing a number of ladies and gentlemen seated in country setting and wearing costumes suggestive of the 17th century, on back of leaf a group of Turkish ladies, wide closely spaced mother-of-pearl sticks elaborately carved and pierced in geometric and stylized floral motives and set with minute metal ornaments, (now largely missing), white and gold silk tassel, clear paste stones in ring at end.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Pauline Fenno