Fan

English
1795–1800


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); maximum open: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2080

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted and decorated with mica or mother-of-pearl; carved and pierced ivory sticks; tortoiseshell; mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: mythological scene: woman center, rays of light above, with eleven other women, three cupids with bouquets; decorative border, bands at sides, decorated with bits of mica or mother-of-pearl. Reverse: simple vegetative center medallion and border. Eighteen carved and pierced ivory sticks (probably Chinese), two medallions with figures on blades. Tortoiseshell thumbpieces. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection