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"Fanology or the Ladies Conversation Fan"

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Double paper leaf. Obverse: "Directions for the Conversation Fan" left, putti in center with title at top, "Second Method of the Conversation Fan" right. Reverse: "Familiar Questions with their respective answers." Narrow bronze edging. Wood sticks, unpolished blades, polished guards, ivory...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1797

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Guard: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.); maximum open: 46.5 cm (18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.311

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, stipple engraved; wood sticks; polished wood guards; bronze; ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes