Jane Austen Era Horn Brise Fan

100.00

Jane Austen Era brise fan made of carved and pierced horn sticks. The fan has its original silk ribbon.

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Description

Origin: France

Date: ca. 1810-1820

This Jane Austen Era brise fan is made of carved and pierced horn sticks. The horn is dyed to resemble tortoiseshell.
This small type of brise fan was referred to as an “imperceptible” in the early 19th century, because it could be easily concealed within a pocket or reticule.
Length: 6″ (15.5 cm) Width: 11.75″ (29.5 cm)

Condition: Excellent, usable condition with original ribbon.