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Brisé fan

Leaf of "feather-shaped" segments of light blue painted paper mounted on sticks with silvered stylized floral design; embosses design of val lace. Pierced ivory sticks in feather stitch motif. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet. Blue silk tassel depends from stylized brass ring.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

French, about 1850–60

Object Place

France

Accession Number

1976.260

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes