"Fanology or the Ladies Conversation Fan"

1797


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.); maximum open: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.311

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, stipple engraved; wood sticks; polished wood guards; bronze; ivory

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double paper leaf. Obverse: “Directions for the Conversation Fan” left, putti in center with title at top, “Second Method of the Conversation Fan” right. Reverse: “Familiar Questions with their respective answers.” Narrow bronze edging. Wood sticks, unpolished blades, polished guards, ivory buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection