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Brisé fan, sticks and guards of machine cut horn, painted in bodycolour (20+2) Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Iron rivet and washers. Front: five heart shaped medallions are surrounded by sprays of flowers; from left to right the fan depicts a man standing between trees, a classical ruin with columns and a tree, an arch, two people and a tree, a house and a tree and lastly a tree. Below this there is a blue flower on each stick and fine scrolling gold foliage and below, sits a row of small flowers. Over the ribbon there are flowers in scrolling gold leaves and there is a row of flowers on the bottom. Back: undecorated. Guards: Slightly scrolling foliage.
England (maker) (country) ()
Netherlands (maker) (country) ()
English (maker) (nationality) ()
Dutch (maker) (nationality) ()
Brisé fan, sticks and guards of machine cut horn, painted in bodycolour (20+2) Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Iron rivet and washers
length: (guards): 15.4
early 19th Century
circa 1810 to 1815
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.73-1985 (Applied Arts)