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Brisé fan

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Sixteen tortoiseshell blades in fontange shape, brown silk connecting ribbon. Maroon silk tassel, cord with loop to secure fan closed, depends from tortoiseshell ring.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

European, 1905–10

Object Place

Europe

Dimensions

Guard: 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.); maximum open: 30 cm (11 3/16 in.); arc: 170°

Accession Number

43.1299

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell blades, ring; silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes