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Fan

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1875-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted silk taffeta

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Stella, Lady Ednam

  • Museum number:

    T.486-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black silk taffeta fan painted with cupids and orange blossom. The name 'Georgie' is inscribed on the obverse, and a stylised coat of arms on the reserve with the motto 'Spes mea deus'. Wooden sticks and guards.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1875-1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted silk taffeta

Marks and inscriptions

'Georgie'
Painted

"Spea mea dues"
I hope to God

Dimensions

Length: 330 mm Length, Width: 660 mm Width open

Descriptive line

Painted taffeta fan, Great Briatin, 1875-1900.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

344
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971

Materials

Silk taffeta; Paint

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Cupids; Orange blossom

Categories

Accessories; Fashion; Clothing; Fans

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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