Fan

English
1831


Object Place: England

Dimensions

25 cm (9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.315

Medium or Technique

Vellum; painted

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Commemorative fan for opening of new London Bridge, 1831. Gouache painted vellum leaf. Obverse: bridge with Tower of st Mangus and Monument to Fire in background (after engraving by Robert Havell), silvered decoration at sides, borders with painted floral details. Reverse: floral swag center, simple paintd borders. Narrow silver band at top. Carved ivory sticks with inlaid mother-of-pearl thumbpieces. Condition: reverse guard missing above shoulder.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection