Last post on fans I promise!
Here is another one from my collection compared to one in a museum.
The top fan is owned by the Met and the bottom fan is the one I own.
Their date is c. 1820-40 which corresponds with the letter that came with my fan.
Unfortunately I can’t figure out where I put the letters. I remember at the time I was moving and thought ‘I will put this letter here where it will be safe and I’ll never loose them because I would rather loose my hand than give this box up’. At least I know they are in my flat somewhere.
The bottom is a terrible photo and I apologize! I took it as a security precaution incase the movers got lost on their way to my flat. I can assure you that the back of the Met’s fan corresponds with the exact decoration on the back of my fan.
A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not why ships are built.
Oh my goodness look what else just made it back to my dashboard! One day I’ll own this chandelier!