Fan

1700–25


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

Guard: 29.0 cm (11 7/16); Max. open: 53.0 cm (20 7/8 in.); arc: 150°

Accession Number

1976.201

Medium or Technique

Skin/paper leaf; painted in gouache; ivory sticks; painted, gilded, and inlaid with mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: allegorical banquet scene (“Theseus at the court of Aegeus”), gilt decorative border. Reverse: pastoral scene, figures among ruins, gilt decorative border. Vernis Martin ivory sticks: obverse: pastoral scene, woman with bagpipes, man with bird and woman with staff surrounded by chinoiserie motifs; woman with staff on guard; reverse: dog chasing boar among flowers, green background; man with staff on guard. Mother-of-pearl thumbpieces and buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection