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"The Noble Wedding" fan (a) and case (b)
"The Noble Wedding" fan (a) and case (b)
Date:
1715–1725
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Vellum, Paper, Mother-of-pearl, Glass Jewel, Silvered Copper Alloy; Opaque Watercolor And Gilding, Incised And Carved Sticks And Guards, Rivet
Dimensions:
27.9 cm (11 in.) length; 47.3 cm (18 5/8 in.) width (open)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Given by Whitney Warren 10 years after his sister's death

Accession Number:
1978.10.5a-b
Acquisition Date:
1979-01-04
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Reginald Rives

Exhibition History:

Fans of the Eighteenth Century, Textiles Education Gallery, de Young Museum, 3/31/18 - 11/2/18
Gallery 9A, Legion of Honor, 4/04 - 10/04
Fans in Fashion, Legion of Honor, 5/23/81 - 8/30/81

Leaf of vellum and paper with opaque watercolor and gilding, with scene of couple before the altar of Hymen with gods and goddesses arriving by land, sea, and air. At left, Cupid puts a torch to the weapons of Mars. On reverse, two women and a man sit on an island with a ruined column. Sticks and guards of carved and incised mother-of-pearl with pastoral figures, musical putti, and rocaille ornament. Glass jewel and silvered copper alloy rivet.