Fan

Late 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Open: 34.5 cm, Guard: 19.5 cm

Accession Number

1976.249

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf painted in gouache with applied sequins; horn sticks with piqué work; paste

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double aqua silk leaf. Obverse: center scene of Napoleon standing on cliff, man and two white horses right; two outer panels of gilt painted and brass sequin motifs; four small medallion cameos of woman’s head separate panels; stylized gilt painted vines with brass and steel sequin details on blue background; brass sequin borders; gilt-silver and yellow silk embroidered border at top. Reverse: Napoleonic eagle in center medallion; decorative border. Sixteen saffron-dyed (?) horn sticks with steel piqué work and painted details, diamond paste studs in rivet.

Inscription

Signed "F. Creven" in lower right corner of central cartouche; signed "Alexandre" on reverse

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection