Fan

1750s


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 (10 5/8); maximum open: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.); arc: 120°

Accession Number

1976.226

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted in gouache; pierced, painted, and regilded ivory sticks; paste

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double paper leaf. Obverse: “The Trinket Seller,” set outside a formal garden. Woman carrying basket of cakes left, traveling salesman offers woman and man trinkets from chest center, man and woman around sundial right, floral border. reverse design of pastoral scene of man playing instrument, woman lying down, floral border. Fifteen pierced, painted,and gilded ivory sticks with chinoserie design, diamond paste stud in rivet.

Provenance

1976, gift of Esther Oldham (b. 1900 - d. 1984), Wellesley, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1976)

Credit Line

Oldham Collection