Painted pleated fan with carved ivory sticks (back)


Derbyshire Record Office

Derbyshire Record Office
Matlock, United Kingdom

The reverse side of this fan is painted with oriental style flowers; the front has a much more elaborate painted scene in ancient setting of a woman on divan being crowned with a laurel crown. The ivory sticks on the front of this fan are carved in oriental style, whereas on the back they have been painted with flower patterns.


  • Title: Painted pleated fan with carved ivory sticks (back)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1700/1725
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 26 cm
  • Provenance: Gell family of Hopton Hall (D8760/F/OBJ/2/2)
  • Subject Keywords: Fans, Fashion, Accessories

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