Brisé hand fan

Description

A brisé or folding fan comprising 19 overlapping, finely pierced sticks of translucent horn and two guards, which have been stained to resemble tortoiseshell. The sticks are held together by a cream coloured ribbon at the top and secured with a rivet at the base which is topped by a wahser of mother of pearl. The fan is probably English and thought to be early19th century. This natural plastic item forms part of the Worshipful Company of Horners collection.
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Object number

WCHL : 318C

Date

1800 - 1840

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Dimensions
Length
160mm

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