Folding Fan

Possibly Dutch
17th century

Object Place: Netherlands (possibly)


25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted vellum and mica, ivory and silk ribbons

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Fan with painted cut vellum leaf, painted mica inserts. Design of flower on mica, blue and red borders and decorative motifs; red and blue silk ribbon bows across top; red and blue silk ribbons across leaf. Ivory sticks with red and blue painted decoration, red and blue silk bows on guards, red silk ribbon connecting sticks. Condition: many mica inserts missing; much soiled.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection