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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1926 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reville & Rossiter Ltd. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Net, tortoiseshell, sequins, watered silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major and Mrs Broughton

  • Museum number:

    T.264 to B-1972

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fan made of black net and tortoiseshell. Of palmette-shaped leaf made of net and with a chequered pattern in black sequins. Guard and sticks of tortoiseshell.

The box and lid are covered in rust-pink watered silk with a blue edge.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1926 (made)


Reville & Rossiter Ltd. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Net, tortoiseshell, sequins, watered silk


Length: 500 mm, Width: 660 mm Fan open

Object history note

This fan was owned by Cara Broughton, née Cara Leland Huttleston Rogers (1867-1939), who married Urban Hanlon Broughton (1857-1929) in 1895. As Urban H. Broughton died before he could be elevated to a peerage, their eldest son Urban H.R. Broughton (1896-1966) became 1st Baron Fairhaven of Lode on 20 March 1929, while Cara became 1st Lady Fairhaven. This barony became extinct on Urban H.R.Broughton's death, but a later barony, Baron Fairhaven of Anglesey Abbey, co. Cambridge, was granted to him in 1961, with a remainder to his brother, Henry (1900-1973), to enable this title to continue after his death without male heirs.

This forms part of a large donation of late 19th and early 20th century garments and accessories (with a few historical textiles) donated to the Museum in 1972 by Cara's grandson and Henry's son, Major Ailwyn Broughton and his wife, a year before Ailwyn became Lord Fairhaven following his father's death.

Descriptive line

Fan made of net and tortoiseshell, with a silk box and lid, made by Reville & Rossiter Ltd., England, ca. 1926


Tortoiseshell; Lace; Sequin


Lace making; Technique


Accessories; Clothing; Fashion; Textiles; Fans


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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