Fan

French
about 1820–25


Object Place: France

Dimensions

20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2101

Medium or Technique

Lithograph on vellum

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with lithographed and painted vellum leaf. Obverse: vignette of man, woman and child about to board small boat with rower; classical statue, fence at mooring; buildings and trees behind; brown and gilt floral motifs to sides, decorative gilt border. Gilt paper binding. Pierced ivory sticks with gilt-silver foil details; inset tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl segments, steel dots on guards backed with gilt foil; mother-of-pearl thumbpieces.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection