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Folding Fan with Scene of Venus and Cupid | France, circa 1720. Vellum leaf, ivory sticks.

Folding Fan

Folding Fan Folding Fan with Scene of Venus and Cupid France, circa 1720 Vellum leaf, ivory sticks Length of guard: 10 in. Spread: 18 in.

Fitzwilliam Museum Collections French  Explorer - Object M.175-1985 (Id:117760)

Circa Folding fan of pale blue silk, double leaf. With floral decoration in gold and silver spangles, and fine gold beads. Sticks and guards of horn, engraved.

Fan  1730–50

A country scene, showing a woman wearing a large pannier standing on the stairs of a large country house under a prominent floral border. Ivory sticks are pierced, painted and partially varnished.

Pleated fan  European, ca. 1790s  Silk satin leaf embroidered with sequins and carved ivory sticks and guards   Anonymous gift, KSUM X2004.2

Pleated fan European, ca. Silk satin leaf embroidered with sequins and carved ivory sticks and guards Anonymous gift, KSUM

genderific: A principios del siglo XX un poco tarde para este blog, pero no demasiado hermoso para publicar.

thevintagethimble: “ Fan with leaf of white organdy, French, Early century.

1730s, Venice, Italy - Fan - Double paper leaf painted in gouache; ivory sticks, lacquered and gilded; mother-of-pearl - Reverse: scene of four large birds, decorative border with gilt details

Venice, Italy - Fan - Double paper leaf painted in gouache; ivory sticks, lacquered and gilded; mother-of-pearl - Reverse: scene of four large birds, decorative border with gilt details

Beautiful antique blue hand fan owned by Marie Antoinette.

--I think a fan, even those little Chinese folding fans are just fun to collect!

Stipple engraved medallion of woman with locket and woman with parasol, man behind tree right, signed "Baisons" (?), painted decorative border; painted and silvered floral swags and medallions, and appliqued brass and sequins (mostly missing) to sides; decorative border top and sides, narrow silver band at top. Ivory sticks; obverse guard backed by brass plaque repair at shoulder.

Fan with engraved and painted light blue vellum leaf, English or possibly French, late Century. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Fan, France, 1770

Folding Fan, France, Silk leaf, ivory sticks, diamond paste and silver metallic rivet Length of guard: 10 in. Spread: 20 in. Gift of Anita S.

"A PRINTED PAPER FAN  ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY  the printed leaf with hand coloured grisaille memorial to Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, 1751, died aged 48, with Britania weeping on the steps, with ivory carved sticks, 18th century"

Bid in-person or online for the upcoming auction:Fashion through the Ages on 2 December 2010 at London, South Kensington

Folding Fan Most likely French 1740-1760

Fan Date: third quarter century Culture: French (probably) Medium: mother-of-pearl, paper, gouache Dimensions: 11 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,