Découpé fan

about 1760

Object Place: France


Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 49.0 cm (19 5/16 in.); arc: 140°

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk leaf perforated with a stamp and painted; carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks; paste

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Double silk leaf pinpricked with a metal stamp in lace-like design. Design of three vignettes, man and woman center, woman left, man right, gilt borders, flowers between and around vignettes, floral border. Sixteen carved and pierced ivory sticks, and two ivory guards, with painted floral design and carved chinoiserie figures with musical instruments. Diamond paste studs in rivet.


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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection