Fan

1750s


Object Place: Netherlands or Germany

Dimensions

Guard: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 115°

Accession Number

1976.183

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf with applied dyed straw, ivory, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, brass

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Paper leaf with Chinese figures (left to right: vase, woman with child, seated man, flower, child) in green, yellow and orange straw; mother-of-pearl and painted details; small-scale cut (découpé) background details. Fifteen lacquered ivory sticks decorated with green, brown and yellow straw in chinoiserie design. Tortoise shell thumbpieces. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection