Fan

1740s


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.223

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, painted; carved and pierced ivory sticks

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: pastoral scene in shades of green (en camaïeu) of man and woman walking, formal garden, house, woman with jug rear; decorative border. Reverse: simple scene of man and tree; silver floral medallions appliquéd to form “coin” border. Carved and pierced ivory sticks in floral motifs with green painted details. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

1976, gift of Esther Oldham (b. 1900 - d. 1984), Wellesley, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1976)

Credit Line

Oldham Collection