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Empire fan. Printed and hand-painted paper leaf. Zephyrus, Cupid and Psyche center, two pairs of geese(marriage symbols) to sides, decorative border across top, appliquéd brass sequin details(mostly missing). Dark polished wood sticks, ivory thumbpieces. (Legend that first fan was wing torn by...

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Credit Line

Oldham Collection

English, early 19th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.312

Medium or Technique

Printed paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes