User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Brisé fan

Start collecting

Seventeen carved ivory blades. Guards decorated with gilt-silver, and studded with cut and cabochon almandine garnets, Ural River pearls, turquoise. Two white silk connecting ribbons. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Believed to have belonged to a Grand Duchess. Said to have come from...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Russian, about 1830–55

Object Place

Russia (?)

Dimensions

Guard: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.); maximum open: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.339

Medium or Technique

Carved ivory blades; guards decorated with gilt-silver, garnets, pearls, turquoise; silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes