|Gothic Revival Fan|
Horn sticks, painted leaf, gold guards and points
The Victoria & Albert Museum
The artistic movement known as “The Gothic Revival” was inspired by medieval art and architecture and reached its apex in Britain in the 1830s and 1840s. The style was employed on a variety of objects and buildings. It even changed fashions for a period.
The style is seen on this fan in the form of the delicately pointed tops to the sticks which were made all the more delicate with crocketing - small projections along the points in the style of the gables, arches and spires of Gothic churches.