Interesting new fan in collection: Fortune Telling fan, The Oracle English 1800

Interesting new fan in collection: Fortune Telling fan, The Oracle     English 1800. Size: 26 cm Wooden frame fan, the double paper leaf printed on both sides. In the center, a wheel of fortune above which are two winged figures in clouds? One of whom holds a scroll, inscribed “Oracles”. The reverse has explanations for consulting […]

La cigale et la fourmi

New amazing fan in collection! Skin leaf is painted with Pierrot & Harlequin playing scene from La Fontaine`s fable “La cigale et la fourmi” (grasshopper & ant). Signed: Lemann. Made in France circa 1860.


Conservation & restoration are very important in collection of antique fans, I was so lucky to meet a wonderful
specialist Tatiana Martynova.

Triumph of Neptune

Hand fan “Triumph of Neptune” Italy circa 1760 (leaf) frame circa 1840 Leaf: recto paper painted with mythological story: Neptune in his chariot crossing the sea. Tritons trumpet the Glory of the God of seas & oceans.  Verso is skin painted with wide landscape. Mother of pearl frame carved, engraved & covered with golden flowers […]

Saint Petersburg Antique Fair has passed

After Saint Petersburg Antique Fair I have very good impressions: although quantity of participants & public was many times less than usual, I discovered great interest to hand fans. It was the first time to show my collection to public & it was amazing even for me because I saw my fans all together opened […]

Point d`Interrogation

I present you rare advertising fan “ Aviation & Grands Magasins” circa 1930, fan with       3 question mark shaped palmettes, for the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris.       The shape refers to Breguet 19 aircraft better known by its nickname “Point d`Interrogation”. On board, Costes & Bellonte became the first to fly from […]

“Duel in Venice”

I would like to share with you my joy in purchasing very spectacular hand fan “Duel in Venice”. The painter is Francis Houghton, fan is very beautiful with the frame made of black mother – of – pearl. Silk leaf is painted, decorated with lace & signed.

Saint Petersburg Antique Fair

I am inviting you to visit Saint Petersburg Antique Fair from 22 to 25 October 2020 on Inzhenernaya street 13 (entrance from Klenovaya street). I will be there with the best part of my collection, I present 65 hand fans from different centuries & styles. This is unique possibility to see in real life such […]

To go online

Welcome! Finally I realized that I should open my  collection to the world & make my site in Internet with the collection. Through Contacts you can reach me with any questions, I am opened to everybody. The site starts with only few fans, after I will fill it with information. It will take a while […]