Brisé spyglass fan
Object Place: France or Netherlands
Guard: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.); maximum open: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); arc: 150°
Medium or Technique
Pierced and gilded horn blades; spyglass lens in guard; silk; horn
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Spyglass fan, white silk connecting ribbon. Seventeen arrow-shaped pierced and gilded horn sticks with floral motif, stick sides serrated, stars at heads, gilt-silver foil decoration, inset steel dots and rings. Spyglass lens set below ribbon, glass in obverse guard (which is, with other guard, of double thickness). Horn button at rivet.
Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection