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Feather brisé fan

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Folding feather fan in fontange shape. Shaded dyed red feathers with brown curled feathers at top. Thirteen black painted and gold embossed wood blades, black silk connecting ribbon. Black silk tassel and loop (for securing fan closed) depend from brass ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1910

Object Place

Europe

Dimensions

Guard: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.); maximum open: 59 cm (23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.516

Medium or Technique

Feathers on gilded wood blades with applied dyed feathers; silk; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes