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Brisé fan

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Carved ivory fan entirely made up of nineteen closely spaced blades. Guards carved in high relief of sheaf of wheat, edges of blades carved to correspond when closed. White silk connecting ribbon. Ivory hook, long chain and chatelaine attachment for belt fastened to ring of fan.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler to the MFA, September 13, 1951.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler

about 1875

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Guard: 19.8 cm (7 13/16 in.); maximum open: 33 cm (13 in.); arc: 165°

Accession Number

51.2002

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades, guards, chain and attachment; silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes