Fan

about 1820


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Guard: 11 1/2 in.; Max. open: 21 5/8 in.

Accession Number

1976.350

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; pierced and carved bone sticks; carved ivory guards; paste

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double skin leaf. Obverse: three vignettes, Mount Vesevius erupting center, musicians playing to virgin left, family by shore right; green background with scrollwork surrounds. Reverse: three vignettes, Bay of Naples center, family cooking and eating pasta left, musicians and dancers right; orange background with green scolling vines surrounds. Narrow gilt band edging. Twenty carved and pierced ivory sticks in chinoiserie motifs, diamond paste studs in rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection