Fan

English
early 19th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.312

Medium or Technique

Printed paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Empire fan. Printed and hand-painted paper leaf. Zephyrus, Cupid and Psyche center, two pairs of geese(marriage symbols) to sides, decorative border across top, appliquéd brass sequin details(mostly missing). Dark polished wood sticks, ivory thumbpieces. (Legend that first fan was wing torn by Cupid from Zephyrus to fan sleeping Psyche).

Credit Line

Oldham Collection