Fan

1870–75


Object Place: Gebruder Rodeck, Vienna, Austria

Dimensions

Guard: 30.5 cm (12 in.); maximum open: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.335

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf, painted, bordered with gilt; ivory sticks; ivory guards gilt, decorated with pearls, garnets, enamel, silver

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: pastoral vignette, two women walking left, couple sitting looking at statue, flower basket at feet center, woman with fan walking right, signed “E. Bayard”; gilt and painted decorative borders. Reverse: woman in dance attitude, two butterflies to sides, gilt border, beige silk leaf. Ivory sticks, obverse guard: gilt-silver floral motif ornamented with pearls and garnets, enamel plaque of woman in classical attitude; reverse guard: silver plaque etched “Stéphanie.” Garnet studs in rivet, silver ring. White satin on cardboard box, gilt edging, stamp “Gebrüder Rodeck, wien, K.K. Hoflieferanten” and logo.

Inscription

Stéphanie

Signed

E. Bayard

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection