Hand-painted folding fan of mother-of-pearl and paper; gilding at top edge of pleated paper leaf ; paper leaf hand-painted over stenciled work of multi-colored Renaissance revivalist outdoor scene; sixteen carved and pierced mother-of-pearl sticks; sticks create one scene of man and woman surrounded by nature motifs; metal rivet with mother-of-pearl bolts; country-side scene at back of paper leaf.
Label: none
Date: 1850-1859


  • Title: Fan Front View
  • Date Created: 1853/1857
  • Location Created: France
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 10 ¾″
  • Provenance: Gift of Steven Porterfield
  • Type: Fan
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Mother-of-pearl & hand-painted paper

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