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Seventeen feather-shaped blades of white silk moiré mounted on sticks, tipped with marabou feathers. Obverse: painted central medallion of Empress Eugénie with Prince Imperial on throne with crown at back; Napoleon III standing right with ladies-in-waiting, governesses at sides; blue stylized...

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Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

French, 1856

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.) arc: 165°

Accession Number

1976.258

Medium or Technique

Silk moiré, lithographed and painted in opaque watercolor; marabou feathers and mother-of-pearl sticks

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes