Spyglass or quizzing glass fan

Dutch
About 1775


Dimensions

51 cm (20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.327

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, wood sticks; painted, glazed, gilt, lacquered

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Painted glazed paper leaf with peepholes across top. Obverse: Chinese scene of plant, man and woman at table left, dodo and tree center, flowering tree and two men right; gilt details and peephole borders. Reverse: simple chinoiserie tree, purple peephole borders. Narrow gilt band at top. Lacquered wood sticks with gilt chinoiserie scenes, obverse and reverse guard peepholes glazed (reverse guard glazing replaced with plastic). Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection