Fan

1740s


Object Place: Italy or Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.); arc: 155°

Accession Number

1976.341

Medium or Technique

Skin/paper leaf painted in gouache; pierced, carved and painted ivory sticks, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gilded; mother-of-pearl; brass

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Leaf: paper recto, skin verso. Obverse: design of “The Reapers,” man drinking, another resting on bales left, two men and two women harvesting with sickles center, man with dog loading donkey right; maroon and green decorative side borders. Reverse plain. Twenty-one carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks: shepherd and sheep carved center blades flanked by painted and inset mother-of-pearl chinoiserie design, gilt and painted borders; painted and mother-of-pearl inset details on guards; mother-of-pearl thumbpieces (obverse broken), brass rivet.

Provenance

Before 1976, Collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976, Collection, Esther Oldham, gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection