Not currently on display at the V&A

Fan

ca. 1770 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Fan of silk painted in gouache and decorated with spangles, applied motifs in mother of pearl, straw work and feathers. The sticks are of carved and pierced mother of pearl enriched with silver and silver gilt. The central scene depicts the garlanding of Cupid's altar and is flanked with oval vignettes depicting courting couples.


Object details
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Object type
Materials and techniques
Gouache painted silk, carved and pierced mother of pearl, decorated with feathers, silver and silver gilt
Brief description
Fan of painted silk, France, ca. 1770
Physical description
Fan of silk painted in gouache and decorated with spangles, applied motifs in mother of pearl, straw work and feathers. The sticks are of carved and pierced mother of pearl enriched with silver and silver gilt. The central scene depicts the garlanding of Cupid's altar and is flanked with oval vignettes depicting courting couples.
Production typeUnique
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs C. R. Thornett
Object history
The subject matter, the Garlanding of Cupid's Altar, is traditionally associated with marriage.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
T.765-1972

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Record createdSeptember 11, 2008
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