Fan

1880s
Possibly by Alice Helen Loch (British, 19th century)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.); 145°

Accession Number

1976.269

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf painted in gouache, decorated with brass, steel, and multicolored sequins; pierced, gilt ivory sticks

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double silk leaf decorated with polychrome spangles and gilt-silver yarns. Obverse: pastoral scene of man and woman, stylized border, pink background, gilt edging; music and instruments in vignette right. Reverse: plain yellow silk, signed “Duvelleroy” left guardstick. Fourteen machine-pierced ivory sticks decorated with gilt-silver and piqué work, mother-of-pearl button at rivet.

Signed

Loch

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection