Object Place: France
Guard and sticks: 15-22 cm (5 7/8-8 11/16 in.); maximum open: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); arc: 140°
Medium or Technique
Metallic thread leaf, applied metal sequins; pierced and gilded bone sticks
Not On View
Leaf of silver-plated copper threads, decorated with silver-gilt lace, braided and couched silver-gilt threads, applied brass sequins and silver-plated copper metal forms. Fourteen machine-carved bone sticks, gilded, with “gold” piqué work. Gilt ring at rivet. “Fontage” style fan. Considerable gold piqué work is missing. The amount of metal present has resulted in a fan that is very heavy for its size.
Gift of Mrs. Robert Lee Wolff to MFA, September 17, 1986.
Gift in memory of Rosamond Capen Andrews (Mrs. Oliver Andrews)