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  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1885-1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mother of pearl, needle lace and brass

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Eileen Mary Chatt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fan consisting of a needle lace leaf and pink mother of pearl sticks. It has an irregular ground mesh of brides picotées with patterned areas worked in solid and spaced buttonhole stitches with additional fancy fillings. The border has a design of pomegranates, leaves and irregular cartouches, and the centre is filled with five floral sprigs.

It has a straight edged hoop handle of brass with ring.

Place of Origin

Ireland (made)


ca. 1885-1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Mother of pearl, needle lace and brass


Length: 13.5 in closed, Width: 25.25 in opened, Length: 34.2 cm closed, Width: 64.1 cm opened

Descriptive line

Needle lace fan, Yougal, Ireland, ca. 1885-1900.

Production Note

Made in Yougal, Ireland


Lace; Mother of pearl


Accessories; Fashion; Lace; Fans; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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