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fan 1986.408

Object Name: fan

Place of Creation: Europe, France
Date: 1925

Accession Number: 1986.408
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • ivory
  • metal
  • gilt
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Turquoise net covered in turquoise floss silk embroidery in tambour stitch in floral motifs; and also scattered with self coloured sequins. Top border edged with deep gold metal lace. Fontage or duchesse shaped. Reverse lined with turquoise gauze.

Sticks are bone decorated with very fine wavy graining and cut work stylised flowers. Stained turquoise. Reverse of sticks unstained (except reverse guard). Fixed gold metal rivet and gilt loop.

Dimensions

Type: Length closed
Height: 14.5 ins
Width:
Depth:

Type: Width of leaf
Height:
Width: 9.5
Depth: