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Brisé spyglass fan

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Circular lorgnette fan, white silk connecting ribbon with blue watercolor painted flowers. Nineteen pierced horn sticks, decorated with gilt-silver and piqué work. Spyglass magnifier set in center at rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1800

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.); diameter: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2084

Medium or Technique

Pierced horn blades, decorated with gilt-silver; silk painted with watercolor; glass

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Costumes