Feather fan

French
1870s


Object Place: France (?)

Dimensions

Length: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.663

Medium or Technique

Dyed feathers; bone handle

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pale pink feathers bordering a center of white down, on which are arranged orange blossoms made of feathers and a stuffed humming bird. Reverse similar but simpler. Flat ivory handle carved with roses. Roughly lobed oval shape. A few feathers broken.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Yves Henry Buhler to MFA, May 8, 1963.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Yves Henry Buhler