"Pagoda" fan

Dutch
About 1750


Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.322

Medium or Technique

Vellum, ivory; painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Painted vellum leaf, primarily in blue and pink tones. Obverse: royal lady with attendants before summer house; floral borders and gilt details. Reverse: man offering woman flowers, simple pastoral setting; purple and green floral borders. Carved ivory sticks form pagoda when closed, chinoiserie motifs with figures on guards above shoulders, mother-of-pearl backing on guards. Diamond paste studs in rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection