Lorgnette fan

French
1760–80


Object Place: France

Dimensions

27.2 cm (10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2079

Medium or Technique

Silk; Painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Lorgnette fan. Painted white silk and vellum leaf with glit-silver net inserts. Silk obverse: pastoral vignette of man giving garland to woman, woman and child looking on; vignettes of dancing man left, woman with baskets right; scrolling floral panels and baskets between and at borders, brass and colored sequin details; glit man on lavendar left. Vellum reverse: simple floral border’ cenetr spray. Glit paper binding. Carved and pierced ivory sticks (probably Chinese) with gilt-silver foil details: man handing woman garland, border of inset brass dots, center blades; man on guards with mica backing. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection