mid 19th century
Length: 10 1/2 in.
Medium or Technique
Mother of pearl, paper leaf
Not On View
Mother of pearl fan with carved geometric, floral and foliate patterns on either end. Fan opens up in accordian fashion with carved figures in mother of pearl at bottom and hand-painted figures wearing Baroque fashions seated at top on paper leaf.
1892, probably purchased in Paris by Flora Kelly Van Sciver; by inheritance to Ruth Van Sciver Ketcham Lauer; March 10, 2005, inherited by Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, Lexington, MA; 2012, year-end gift of Wheaton to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)
Gift of Barbara Ketcham Wheaton in memory of Flora Kelly Van Sciver