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Painted fan

French
about 1780


Object Place: France

Dimensions

50 cm (19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.230

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Paper leaf. Obverse: center vignette of man greeting two seated women, gilt border, flanked by gilt floral medallions, medallions with vases and gilt borders to outside; floral sprays between; black background; decorative pink and black border. Reverse: simple flower center, stylized floral border. Carved and pierced ivory sticks; guards with figure of woman, gilt details, bits of mica on back. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection