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Double skin leaf. Obverse: heavily painted scene of Moorish wedding procession. Reverse: Coronet and monogram of Vicountess for whom fan was made, cupids surround, gilt floral border. Narrow gilt band edging. Thirteen carved ivory sticks with cupids, Venus and leaves in high relief with gilt...

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Victor Eeckhout, Tanger


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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

French, about 1875

Object Place

Paris, France


Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.); arc: 170°

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Medium or Technique

Skin leaf, painted in oils; carved ivory sticks with gilt details; paste stone


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