Fan

1795–99


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); maximum open: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.); arc: 135°

Accession Number

1976.243

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf painted in gouache with applied sequins and spangles (brass, silver, copper); pierced bone sticks; bone guards with applied steel decorations; mother-of-pearl

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk leaf with painted decorative bands of spiraling vines and swags ornamented with sequins and brass- and silver-plated copper spangles. Narrow silver band at top. Eighteen pierced bone sticks; steel “pearls” and plaques mounted on guards. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection