Fan with painted paper leaf

Dutch
Late 18th–early 19th century


Dimensions

30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.328

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, tortoise shell; painted, gilt

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: four overlapping Chinese vignettes, woman reading, man spearing animal across stream, couples inside and outside house, traveller with bundle on stick over shoulder; gilt borders; flowers and leaves surround; narrow gilt band at top. Reverse: simple chinoiserie floral motif; vine across top and bottom. Etched tortoiseshell sticks with gilt-silver details, chinoiserie motifs with figures. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Condition: gilt-silver on guards much worn.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection