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Brisé fan

Leaf formed by "feather-shaped" segments of white silk mounted on sticks, tipped with marabou feathers. Obverse design of hand-painted floral sprays center and border, and obverse and reverse guard borders. Mother-of-pearl sticks decorated with gilt. Turquoise studs in rivet. White silk tasel...

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Credit Line

Oldham Collection

French, 1760–80

Object Place

France

Accession Number

1976.180

Medium or Technique

Painted leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes