Fan

1745–55


Object Place: Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 52.5 cm (20 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.184

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; ivory sticks decorated with gold and mother-of-pearl medallions and silver; mother-of-pear; paste

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: pastoral scene of two children playing and singing for five older figures, stylized floral border, narrow gold band edging. Reverse: man and woman picking fruit, stylized floral border. Ivory sticks decorated with gold and mother-of-pearl medallions and silver piqué work. Mother-of-pearl at base of guards, diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection