Feather brisé fan
Object Place, Europe
Guard: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.); maximum open: 59 cm (23 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Feathers on gilded wood blades with applied dyed feathers; silk; brass
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Folding feather fan in fontange shape. Shaded dyed red feathers with brown curled feathers at top. Thirteen black painted and gold embossed wood blades, black silk connecting ribbon. Black silk tassel and loop (for securing fan closed) depend from brass ring.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.