Omega Workshops fan designed by Duncan Grant C 1913 (from my collection)
Even though the best known products of the Omega Workshops are its furniture, textiles and pottery (see previous posts), it sold a remarkable range of objects from its premises at 33 Fitzroy Square. Beads, artificial flowers, candlesticks, lamps, painted trays, bags, hats and fans were popular items.
Duncan Grant is known to have painted several fans for the Omega in 1913-1914; another example is in the Victoria & Albert Museum click here to see example in V&A and is on the same silk and ivory support with white trimming and metal clasp. The two profiles of this one (from my collection) form a stemmed glass, familiar throughout Grant’s decorative work.