Fan with engraved and painted light blue vellum leaf

English or possibly French
late 18th century

Object Place: England or France (possibly)


43 cm (16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Vellum; engraving

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Stipple engraved medallion of woman with locket and woman with parasol, man behind tree right, signed “Baisons” (?), painted decorative border; painted and silvered floral swags and medallions, and appliqued brass and sequins (mostly missing) to sides; decorative border top and sides, narrow silver band at top. Ivory sticks; obverse guard backed by brass plaque repair at shoulder.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection