Lace fan

about 1775


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 54.0 cm (21 1/4 in.); arc: 170°

Accession Number

1976.181

Medium or Technique

Needle lace leaf; carved ivory sticks; mother-of-pearl; brass

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Leaf of point d’Argentan lace. Twelve heavily carved and pierced ivory sticks in design of marriage emblems. Mother-of-pearl buttons on brass rivet.

Provenance

Before 1976: collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976: collection Esther Oldham; gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection