Feather brisé fan

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Feather brisé fan

  • about 1910
Europe
Dimensions
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
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
1976.516
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