Fan

1760s


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 145°

Accession Number

1976.217

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted in gouache and gilded; pierced, painted and gilded ivory sticks, paste

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Double paper leaf. Obverse: center vignette of three women, two men with basket of fish, ships and buildings behind; four outer vignettes of fishing. Gilt borders; flowers between on purple background, decorative border. Reverse: large pastoral scene of man fishing with narrow gilt edging. Eighteen pierced, painted and gilded ivory sticks, chinoiserie motifs with painted and gilt details. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection