Fan

1820-1830 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

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Place Of Origin

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.


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Brief Description
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



Physical Description
Fan
Dimensions
  • Height: 12cm (Note: Hat)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Bernard H. Webb
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.578-1919

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record createdDecember 12, 2003
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