Fan

1783–85


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.232

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf, painted, stencilled, decorated with spangles, embroidered, holes cut and filled with net; carved ivory sticks; carved, pierced, and gilded guards; foil; mother-of-pearl

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk leaf with design of balloon ascension and painted and stencilled stylized floral motifs, embroidered with brass and colored spangles and gilt-silver chain; net peepholes. Carved ivory sticks; guards pierced and carved in design of stylized balloon ascension with gilt and silver detail and red foil backing. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection