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An 18th century fan showing a view of Rome

An century fan showing a view of Rome

Fan | Italian | The Met

1779 Culture: Italian Medium: Parchment, ivory and mother-of-pearl Dimensions: 11 x 22 in.

Hand-painted fan

tortoiseshell and vellum fan from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Fan, 1715  ~ by Carl Gustav Klingstedt  (Swedish, 1657–1734)  made of ivory, mother-of-pearl, parchment, gouache, paint http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80094664?img=1

Fan Carl Gustav Klingstedt Dutch ivory, mother-of-pearl, parchment, gouache, paint

18th century fan

English ivory fan with vellum leaf Dancing in the Century (ca 1750

Brisé fans were popular through the late 17th century and early 18th. They had no fan leaf. They were made of sticks held together with a silk cord or ribbon.  Some brisé fans accentuated the elaborate carving of the sticks. Others, like this example, were as pictorial as those made with a painted fan leaf.  The fan painter has illustrated this fan with The Finding of Moses, using rich colours and composition associated with the Baroque style.

The Finding of Moses (Fan)

France or the Netherlands - The Finding of Moses - Watercolour, gilt and varnish on ivory sticks, and ivory guards inlaid with mother-of-pearl

Brisé fan, 1810–20. France - in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Brisé fan, France, via the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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This charming fan was sold at auction at Christie's in London for $1,233 (£750) - a bargain when one considers its historical significance.  The fan was made in the 18th Century.  The center images are that of Marie Antoinette and Louis, when they were still dauphine and dauphin of France.  The silk leaf has been embellished with sequins; the sticks are ivory.

Another beautiful hand fan belonging to Antoinette.

Fan - Date: early 19th century Culture: Italian Medium: Skin, paint, pearl

Fan Date: early century Culture: Italian Medium: Skin, paint, pearl Dimensions: 15 x 8 in.

'Marie-Antoinette's Fan' - Ivory Brise Fan: Matching Ivory And Mother Of Pearl Guards, Ivory Sticks - French   c.1720-1730  (Acquired By Queen Victoria Of The United Kingdom (1819-1901)  -  Royal Collection Trust

'Marie-Antoinette's Fan' - Ivory Brise Fan: Matching Ivory And Mother Of Pearl Guards, Ivory Sticks - French (Acquired By Queen Victoria Of The United Kingdom - Royal Collection Trust

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Fan Date: early 19th century Culture: Italian Medium: Parchment, paint, ivory, gold, silver

Fan Date: early century Culture: Italian Medium: Parchment, paint, ivory, gold, silver Dimensions: 16 x 9 in.

Hand Painted Antique Miniature Fan c1880

Hand Painted Antique Miniature Fan c1880

Baton fan, c.1750, French leaf; German guards and sticks. Paper leaf; carved and pierced ivory guards and sticks; silver pin with rock crystal head. Presented to Queen Victoria’s mother the Princess of Leiningen (née Saxe-Coburg; later Duchess of Kent), between 1803 and 1818; bequeathed to Queen Victoria. This is a baton fan, so-called because its shape when it is closed resembles that of a field marshal’s baton. It is highly decorative and the leaf includes depictions of bagpipe players.

Baton fan c. Bequeathed to Queen Victoria

Fan, 18th century.  French.  Paper, ivory, mother of pearl.  Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Fans were popular during this time to show off the hands.  Generally very elaborate, and different fans were used for different occasions.

century French Fan, made of paper, ivory, and mother of pearl. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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