Friday, January 30, 2009

Oriental Fan Pin

This lovely pin is a replica of a fan in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts textile collection, titled Rinaldo in the Garden of Armida. Isn't it gorgeous? Unfortunately, the site doesn't give the dimensions of the pin, which to me is a bit of a no-no when selling jewelry (or most anything else, for that matter!). Still, I do really like it....

Naturally, at $38 it definitely qualifies as a "Friday luxury item". (If you're a museum member , it costs $34.20, by the way.) The museum store's website says that the fan is "Meant to adorn the woman 'who incarnates the passion and pleasure that destroy reason'".

What: Oriental Fan Pin
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston store website
How much (as of today's post): $38.00 (plus shipping)

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