Even though the best-known products of the Omega Workshops are its furniture, textiles and pottery, it sold a remarkable range of objects from its premises at 33 Fitzroy Square. Beads, artificial flowers, candlesticks, bags, hats and fans were popular items. Grant is known to have painted several fans for the Omega in 1913-14; another example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (see R. Shone, Bloomsbury Portraits, Oxford, 1976, pl. 67) and is on the same silk and ivory support with white trimming and metal clasp. The two profiles on the present fan form a stemmed glass, familiar throughout Grant's decorative work.
We are grateful to Richard Shone for his assistance cataloguing lot 16, 52-55.