Fan

American (made in England or Continental Europe)
last quarter of the 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England or Continental Europe

Dimensions

Overall (open): 27.9 x 46.7 cm (11 x 18 3/8 in.) Other (closed): 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

99.661

Medium or Technique

Paper, ivory, silver gilding, brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Folding fan with pierced ivory sticks (18) and silver gilt guard with stylized flowers, paper leaf with hand-colored engraving of three seated female figures in contemporary dress and painted and sequined floral swags, small orange flower and stem pattern printed on reverse.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone