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Brisé spyglass fan

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Spyglass fan, white silk connecting ribbon. Seventeen arrow-shaped pierced and gilded horn sticks with floral motif, stick sides serrated, stars at heads, gilt-silver foil decoration, inset steel dots and rings. Spyglass lens set below ribbon, glass in obverse guard (which is, with other guard,...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1790

Object Place

France or Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.); maximum open: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); arc: 150°

Accession Number

43.2086

Medium or Technique

Pierced and gilded horn blades; spyglass lens in guard; silk; horn

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes