Folding fan

French
about 1875
Painted by Victor Eeckhout (Belgian, 1821–1879), Made by J. Duvelleroy


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.); arc: 170°

Accession Number

1976.271

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf, painted in oils; carved ivory sticks with gilt details; paste stone

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Double skin leaf. Obverse: heavily painted scene of Moorish wedding procession. Reverse: Coronet and monogram of Vicountess for whom fan was made, cupids surround, gilt floral border. Narrow gilt band edging. Thirteen carved ivory sticks with cupids, Venus and leaves in high relief with gilt details, diamonds paste studs in rivet. Original maroon leather case with white satin silk lining, inscribed “J. Duvelleroy, Paris. By Appointment London: 167, Regent Street, 167.”

Signed

Victor Eeckhout, Tanger

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection