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Fan

French, by Faucon
about 1790–1820


Object Place: France, by Faucon

Dimensions

55.5 cm (21 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.240

Medium or Technique

Silk; gauze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with white silk gauze leaf with tiny steel sequins glued to form stylized initial “W,” signed “F. Gidillot,” decorative border of white silk yarns. Carved and pierced ivory sticks with chinoiserie motifs and forming Buddha when closed. Signed “depose [patented] Faucon” rear obverse guard. Stylized silver studs in rivet and ring. Condition: leaf very brittle.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection