Fan

1770


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.); maximum open: 52.0 cm (20 1/2 in.); arc: 170°

Accession Number

1976.224

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted in gouache and gilt; mother-of-pearl sticks with silver gilt, backed with mother-of-pearl, paste

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double paper leaf. Obverse: Antony and Cleopatra at banquet table, Cleopatra about to drop pearl into goblet, gilt and red scrollwork border. Reverse: gilt and red stylized scrolling design center and borders. Narrow gilt and red bands top and bottom. Twelve carved mother-of-pearl sticks; center medallion of royale couple being crowned by Cupid, pairs of cupids in medallions to sides, gilt-silver piqué work borders and details; woman with wreath on guards; white and pink mica backings, diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection