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Painted fan

French
about 1870–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

51 cm (20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.266

Medium or Technique

Silk; Painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk leaf. Design of woman seated at table doing fancy work (crewel embroidery?), signed “F. Houghton”; painted gold scrollwork ornamented with steel sequins at sides; narrow gilt bands top, bottom. Neopolitan pierced tortoise-shell sticks with gilt detail and steel piqué work; reverse blades over leaf painted black with gilt scrollwork. Yellow jewel studs in rivet. Brass ring.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection