Découpé fan

about 1760

Object Place: France


Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.); arc: 125°

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paper leaf cut with stamp, painted with gouache; carved and silvered ivory sticks; pierced ivory guard; foil; paste

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Double paper leaf cut with stamp to resemble lace. Obverse: five gouache painted pastoral vignettes with figures, gilt borders. Reverse: five gouache painted pastoral vignettes without figures, blue borders. Sixteen ivory sticks with carved and silvered (now tarnished) floral design on blades. Pierced, painted, and gilt floral design on guards, backed with red foil, diamond paste studs in rivet.


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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection