Unmounted double paper fan leaf

English (London)
1797
Sarah Ashton & Co. (1797)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

28.2 cm (11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.558

Medium or Technique

Printed paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Printed design “Vive La Bagatelle” (a.k.a. “Conundrums”): scrolls with riddles in English and French, harp, branches, cup and squirrel on small-scale decorative background; decorative border with swags across top; lettercases with days of week to sides; stipple engraved medallion of owl (“Grave Wisdom”) reading book (“Logic”), other books behind, center; inscribed left center base “Publish’d by Sarah Ashton and Co, No. 28, New Britain, Jany 1, 1797.”

Credit Line

Oldham Collection