Fan

Italian
about 1775


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

1976.347

Medium or Technique

Vellum; painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with gouache painted vellum leaf. Obverse: Venus and Adonis with Cupid and doves, dark red, gilt and silvered decorative borders. Reverse: possibly Venus and Adonis before tent, floral borders. Carved tortoiseshell sticks with gilt-silver covering guards and obverse blades; figures playing music and musical instruments, seated figure on guards; gold foil backing on guards.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection