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Fan

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk appliqué, embroidered with copper-gilt thread and spangles, insertion of silk net, with carved and pierced ivory sticks and guards decorated with silver foil

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Bernard H. Webb

  • Museum number:

    T.578-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This fan of spangled silk and net is very delicate. Its owner would have had to handle it gently to avoid dislodging any spangles. Fans with embroidery and spangles were fashionable from the late 18th century and into the first half of the 19th century. The leaf-like motifs and their regular arrangement are typical of the British Regency style of the early 19th century.

Physical description

Fan

Place of Origin

Great Britain (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)

Date

1820-1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk appliqué, embroidered with copper-gilt thread and spangles, insertion of silk net, with carved and pierced ivory sticks and guards decorated with silver foil

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm, :, :, :, :, :, :

Descriptive line

Fan, blue silk embroidered with appliqué of gilt foil, spangles and net insertions, ivory sticks and guards decorated with silver foil, Britain or France, 1820-30

Categories

Accessories; Fans; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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