Feather brisé fan
Object Place: Europe
Guard: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 155°
Medium or Technique
African starling and hummingbird feathers; faux tortoiseshell blades; silk
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Blue and green African starling feathers mounted over dark foundation feathers with design of rose, bud and leaves left formed by yellow-green and dark orange hummingbird feathers. Sixteen dark Neopolitan shell (faux tortoiseshell) sticks, brown silk connecting ribbon. Maroon silk tassel and loop (for securing fan closed) depend from dark Neopolitan shell ring.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.