Feather fan

Spanish, probably for French market
about 1840


Object Place: Spain, probably for French market

Dimensions

56 cm (22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.279

Medium or Technique

Feathers

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White feather with painted and gilt floral swags, bird and decorative motifs mounted on sticks and tipped with marabou feathers. Carved and pierced ivory sticks with gilt-silver details. Flirting mirror on obverse guard, gilt frame, held by small blue, orange and black feathered bird; gold foil backing on guards. Mother-of-pearl thumbpieces. White silk and gilt-silver tassel depends from stylized brass ring. Condition: bird on guard much worn.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection