Fan

1795
Publisher Sudlow's Fan Warehouse (English)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Guard: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); maximum open: 43 cm (16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.310

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, stippled engraved paperleaf; wood sticks

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Commemorative fan of marriage of Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Princess Caroline. Humorous vignettes, riddles, congratulatory verses in overlapping compartments. Prince and Princess center with Prince’s three feathers above ribbon inscribed “ICH DIEN” (I serve), Princess signing wedding register right; narrow silver band at top. Eighteen blonde wood sticks.

Inscription

ICH DIEN

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection