Fan

English, used in America
late 18th century


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England

Dimensions

Overall (open): 28.9 x 47.9 cm (11 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.) Other (closed): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

99.823

Medium or Technique

Paper, ivory, brass

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Folding fan with brass and mother-of-pearl pivot, ivory sticks (15), painted and carved guard with flowering vine design, paper leaf with hand-colored engraving of classical figures in a harvest scene, decorative perforated sections along outer edge of leaf perforated and in isolated areas

Provenance

Used by member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone, gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone