Fan with lithographed narrow paper leaf

about 1850

Object Place: Spain


50 cm (19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paper; lithograph

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Obverse: scene of two men greeting, other figures surround; gilt and red conventionalized motifs to sides, medallions with man left and woman right. Reverse: three pastoral vignettes, man giving floral staff to woman left, man and woman before basin center, woman with tub and woman reclining right, gilt borders; stenciled gilt and painted floral swags between and at sides. Narrow gilt band at top. Carved and pierced ivory sticks, painted floral motif center blades, gilt-silver details; flirting mirror in gilt frame obverse guard, cameo in gilt frame reverse guard. Stylized brass ring. White cardboard box with embossed gilt and painted top with cameo center.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection