Wedding fan

French or Belgian
1878


Object Place: France or Belgium

Dimensions

28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.193

Medium or Technique

Belgian point lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Wedding fan with Belgian point lace leaf, white gauze backing. Vegetative design with stylized borders; monogram “L R” (Louise Reggio) surmounted by coronet with bird and horse in white net and outlined in gilt-silver on reverse. Carved and pierced mother-of-pearl blades below shoulders and guards; pierced ivory blades above shoulders. Diamond paste studs in rivet. Brass ring with loop for tassel. White silk satin covered box with gilt paper trim inscribed “L C” (Louise Clark) on top.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection