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Brisé fan; horn sticks and guards (16+2), pierced and painted in blue, green, rose-pink and red gouache. Treaded with pale brown silk ribbon. Brass rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. The sticks and guards have pointed arched ends and are pierced by stylized foliage and foliate curved lines. The area below the ribbon is painted with a row of swags of flowers and foliage.
England (maker) (country) ()
France (maker) (country) ()
English (maker) (nationality) ()
French (maker) (nationality) ()
Brisé fan; horn sticks and guards (16+2), pierced and painted in blue, green, rose-pink and red gouache. Treaded with pale brown silk ribbon. Brass rivet with mother-of-pearl washers
length: (guards): 10.7
early 19th Century
circa 1800 to 1820
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.60-1985 (Applied Arts)