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Fan - The Mikado

The Mikado

  • Object:

    Fan

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1885 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved wood, sewed lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte

  • Museum number:

    S.87-2017

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This fan was used by Catherine Pelling when playing Katisha in The Mikado in 1885, deputizing for Millie Vere. Pelling was a chorister and frequent understudy in D'Oyly Carte productions from 1884-1892.

Physical description

Carved black wood and lace fan with metal ring at the base.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1885 (made)

Materials and Techniques

carved wood, sewed lace

Dimensions

Length: 64.1 cm, Width: 36.1 cm, Length: 36.6 cm, Width: 4.7 cm

Object history note

This fan was given to the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company in 1967.

Descriptive line

Black lace and wood fan from a production of The Mikado, 1885

Materials

Wood; Lace; Metal

Techniques

Sewing; Carving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Costumes; Opera

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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