Folding Fan & Box; c. 1860; LDFAN2010.105.A & LDFAN2010.105.B


The Fan Museum


Folding Fan & Box

About this object

A bone fan with elaborately carved and gilt monture.

Double paper leaf, the obverse showing a chromolithograph of a village wedding with borders with bows and butterflies and flowers in the reserves.

The reverse, of gold patterned paper, has a print (inserted between the two leaves) of a turbaned gentleman with a hookah, surrounded by ladies - two of them are fanning him.

Complete with tooled gilt loop.

Date Made

c. 1860


Nineteenth Century

Medium and Materials

Bone, gilt, paper.

Place Made


Place Notes

The prints are likely to be French although the monture is probably Spanish

Inscription and Marks



Length: 27cm
Leaf depth: 10.6cm
Span: 51cm

Length: 28cm
Width: 4.3cm
Height: 2.6cm

Subject and Association Keywords

Fans, European


The Fan Museum Trust

Credit Line

The Fan Museum

Object Type

Fan (folding)

Object number

LDFAN2010.105.A & LDFAN2010.105.B

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