Fan

American
1867–76
Manufactured by Edmund Soper Hunt Fan Factory (American, late 19th century)


Object Place: Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

23.3 x 39.7 x 3.1 cm (9 3/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.) fan open

Accession Number

1976.362

Medium or Technique

Silk satin leaf decorated with brass sequins and spangles; carved wood sticks covered with gold leaf; mother-of-pearl; silk tassel

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with narrow purple silk satin obverse leaf decorated with brass sequins of various shapes; plain beige silk satin reverse leaf; purple tape binding at top. Open-worked carved wood sticks completely covered with gold leaf. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Purple silk tassel depends from stylized brass ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection