Découpé fan


Object Place: France


Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.); arc: 140°

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, painted in watercolor, stenciled, and cut with a stamp; pierced and painted bone sticks; pierced and carved bone guards; foil, mother-of-pearl

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Double paper leaf with design of bands of painted and stencilled flowers alternating with découpé (cut) filet or telo-tirato lace pattern, black border; surrounded by painted and stenciled floral border on pink background. Fourteen pierced and painted bone sticks; blades with painted flowers alternating with pierced blades; deep carved and painted figures with red foil backing on guards. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.


Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection