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  • Place of origin:

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

  • Date:

    1820-1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Horn sticks, painted with gouache, with pierced metal guards

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Admiral Sir Robert and Lady Prendergast

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Gothic Revival was an art movement inspired by medieval art and architecture. It became popular in the 1830s and 1840s. On fans such as this one, the style took the form of delicately pointed tops to the sticks. These were further embellished with crocketing - small projections along the points - inspired by the gables and spires of Gothic churches. The rich colours are a new development after the pastel shades of the earlier Neo-classical period.

Physical description


Place of Origin

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


1820-1840 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Horn sticks, painted with gouache, with pierced metal guards


Width: 36 cm open, Height: 19 cm, Height: 22 cm with finger ring, Length: 22 cm closed, approximate, Width: 2.5 cm closed, approximate, Depth: 2 cm closed, approximate

Descriptive line

Brisé fan, painted and gilded horn with pierced metal guards, Britain or France, 1820-40


Accessories; Fans; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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