"Fanology or the Ladies Conversation Fan"
Object Place: England
Guard: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.); maximum open: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Paper leaf, stipple engraved; wood sticks; polished wood guards; bronze; ivory
Not On View
Double paper leaf. Obverse: “Directions for the Conversation Fan” left, putti in center with title at top, “Second Method of the Conversation Fan” right. Reverse: “Familiar Questions with their respective answers.” Narrow bronze edging. Wood sticks, unpolished blades, polished guards, ivory buttons on rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.