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Parasolette fan

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Opens into circular fan (cockade) or small riding parasol (parasolette). Green silk pleated leaf. Ebony guardsticks and handle; carved ivory loop at end of handle. Mother-of-pearl buttons at hinge, brass fastener with silk tassel.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1840s

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Length (closed): 28 cm (11 in.); Diameter (open): 45 cm (17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.254

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf; ebony guards; ivory; mother-of-pearl; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes