Luna moth fan

American
about 1890
Painted by George Keiswetter (American (born in Germany), worked mid-19th century), For Allen Fan Company (American, 1885–1910)


Object Place: East Braintree, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Guard: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.); maximum open: 66 cm (26 in.); arc: 160°

Accession Number

1976.369

Medium or Technique

Carved and painted wood sticks and silk plain-weave leaf painted in oil with applied metal sequins, thread, and net

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Luna Moth fan. Single white silk leaf painted in oil (?) in shades of green forms wings, decorated with brass, plated steel, silver-plated copper sequins green and blue sequins, gilt-silver yarns and net; gilt-silver insert center. Thirteen carved hornbeam (?) sticks painted green, silver and gilt-silver form body. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet, brass ring.

Provenance

1976, Esther Oldham, Wellesley, MA; gift of Miss Oldham to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1976)

Credit Line

Oldham Collection