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Luna Moth fan. Single white silk leaf painted in oil (?) in shades of green forms wings, decorated with brass, plated steel, silver-plated copper sequins green and blue sequins, gilt-silver yarns and net; gilt-silver insert center. Thirteen carved hornbeam (?) sticks painted green, silver and...

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1976, Esther Oldham, Wellesley, MA; gift of Miss Oldham to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1976)

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

American, about 1890

Object Place

East Braintree, Massachusetts, United States


Guard: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.); maximum open: 66 cm (26 in.); arc: 160°

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Medium or Technique

Carved and painted wood sticks and silk plain-weave leaf painted in oil with applied metal sequins, thread, and net


Textiles and Fashion Arts