Fan

about 1795


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

W (open): 50.5 (19 7/8 in); L (guard): 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.332

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf etched and painted in watercolor, with applied brass sequins; pallisander (?) wood sticks; wood guards with inlaid wood and bone; bone thumbpieces

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double paper leaf. Central scene of seven figures in a landscape; German song about fickleness of love to sides; men dancing to outsides; separated by embroidered brass sequin borders separate; decorative border at top. Eleven pallisander (?) wood sticks; ivory and inlaid light wood on guard head; ivory thumbpieces and rings on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection