Folding Fan


From: France

Curatorial Section: Historic

Object Number 92-1-371
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture French
Provenience France
Period 18th Century | Louis XVI
Date Made 1754-1793 CE
Section Historic
Materials Ivory | Silk | Silver | Gold | Mother-of-Pearl
Technique Carved | Gilded | Painted

Bone sticks, fretted, carved and encrusted with silver and gold. Guards carved, encused with silver and gold and underpaid with pink mother-of-pearl. Leaf of silk painted in gouche. In the center is a vignette of a young Rococo couple seated in an arbor surrounded by a convention border of crimson, gold and green spangles with leaves painted in green, and flowers in red and gold. At right and left are two medallions framed in spangles, each containing an altar on which are two flaming hearts

Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1992
Other Number 43 - Drexel Number | 119 - Other Number

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