Lace fan

Unknown, Maker

This is one of the decorative arts in our collection. It was made in Phillipines in circa 1880.
About the Work
This bone pierced and ribbed (with a Jewellers saw) fan was probably made in the Philippines and exported to Britain for assembling. The lace insets are machine made. The fan is of a large size which was common in the 1880's with the wearing of crinolines. This can be seen in the Punch cartoons of ladies at the theatre with their large dresses and fans, and men peering around them trying to see the play!
Closed 360 x 40 x 30 mm
Open 365 x 650 x 30 mm
ivory, mesh and lace
Fan with pierced and ribbed ivory sticks and guards, gauze fabric with machine lace insets, small metal handle.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Bequest of Miss F.J. Montgomery Moore, 1950.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Dec 1950


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