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.

Fan

Start collecting

Fan with narrow purple silk satin obverse leaf decorated with brass sequins of various shapes; plain beige silk satin reverse leaf; purple tape binding at top. Open-worked carved wood sticks completely covered with gold leaf. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Purple silk tassel depends from stylized...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

American, 1867–76

Object Place

Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

23.3 x 39.7 x 3.1 cm (9 3/16 x 15 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.) fan open

Accession Number

1976.362

Medium or Technique

Silk satin leaf decorated with brass sequins and spangles; carved wood sticks covered with gold leaf; mother-of-pearl; silk tassel

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes