Lorgnette fan

French
about 1775


Object Place: France

Dimensions

53 cm (20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.225

Medium or Technique

Vellum; painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Painted vellum leaf. Chinoiserie design of three vignettes with gilt borders, vase and branch left, man and woman seated center, two birds and tree right; white flowering trees at sides; decorative gilt border with red painted details; two mica peepholes with gilt-silver borders. Carved and pierced ivory sticks in gilt-silver chinoserie motifs; man with umbrella on guards, white mica backing. Diamond paste studs in rivet (obv. jewel missing). Condition: cannot close due to repairs.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection