Fan

1890s


Object Place: possibly Paris, France

Dimensions

Guard: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 140°

Accession Number

1976.270

Medium or Technique

Skin/silk leaf painted in watercolor; pierced and gilded mother-of-pearl sticks; gilt

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Single skin leaf with silk backing. Obverse: salon scene of four women and man playing blind-man’s-bluff, two men and two women at table right playing game, overturned chair right foreground; stylized gilt border with birds and flowers at sides, signed “G. Neitey.” Reverse: stylized garlands on silk leaf, decorative border at top. Narrow gilt band at top. Fifteen pierced mother-of-pearl sticks with gilt and silver vignettes of musical instruments, stylized floral borders and details, painted vines on reverse blades over leaf, gilt ring.

Signed

G. Neitey

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection