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18th century fan in a display box. C1760-1770s probably Dutch

century fan in a display box. probably Dutch . I really should get a fan display box/frame for the ivory fan my brother gave to me when I was in grade.

Fan of  Elegant Woman from front and back. 1830's. The Victoria and Albert Museum.

Magnificent Fan of Elegant Woman from front and back. The Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Language of Fans includes a translation of 19 of the secret meanings of Victorian fan gestures along with 3 gorgeous lace trimmed fans hand screened on fabric.

Set of 3 Victorian Fans

The Language of Fans includes a translation of 19 of the secret meanings of Victorian fan gestures along with 3 gorgeous lace trimmed fans hand screened on fabr

"Abanicos" by enjoyjessica ❤ liked on Polyvore

Frivolous Fabulous - Fancy Fans for Miss Frivolous Fabulous

Fan  Date: ca. 1850 Culture: European Medium: ivory, silk Dimensions: Length: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)

Fan Date: ca. 1850 Culture: European Medium: ivory, silk Dimensions: Length: 8 in.

1858   Queen Victoria's Birthday Fan. Painted cream silk and pierced mother-of-pearl, includes emblems of the British Isles, rose (England), shamrock (Ireland) and thistle (Scotland) and Queen Victoria's 'VR' monogram surmounted by a crown, lilies-of-the-valley, the birth flower for the month of May, and the Queen's cipher ('VR' and 'A') and crown and the date 24 May 1858, her thirty-ninth birthday. (Royal Collection/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015) royalcollection.org.uk

Queen Victoria's birthday fan 1858 Cream silk leaves painted in watercolour, bodycolour and gold; guards (matching) and sticks of carved and pierced mother-of-pearl with the incised date + brass pin; tassel of silk and gold thread

Fan 1860s American or European

éventail American or European paper, ivory, metal, glass Metropolitan Museum New York

French fan c.1820

Brisé fan, French, horn sticks and guards pierced, painted in bodycolour, gilt and set with cut steels

18th century ivory, linen fan (Source: The Metropolitan Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim, 1959)

century ivory, linen fan (Source: The Metropolitan Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry J.

King George IV’s Ivory Cockade Fan, 1790
Cockade fans differ from standard hand fans in that they open to a full 360 degrees. Such fans were first recorded in use during early medieval times though they may have been employed much earlier in their country of origin--China.

Stalking the Belle Époque: Unfolding Pictures: King George IV’s Ivory Cockade Fan, 1790

'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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