On the paper printed leaf is caricature on meeting on a raft in the middle of the Neman River in July 1807 Napoleon I and Emperor of Russia Alexander I. On the right King of Prussia bow down before Napoleon. Under picture is written: The Emperor of Russia presenting King of Prussia to Napoleon the […]
It’s a big honour for me to join French association of fan lovers the “Fan Circle”! I am a 101st member and the first from Russia. I’ll do my best to be correspondent from Russia and already started with the first report, dedicated very nice museum of Emperor’s dress in Pavlovsk, Imperial residence near Saint […]
The black cat fan by Adolph Thomasse and Duvelleroy is quite rare and very spectacular fan, I am so lucky to get it in collection!
Those two brise fans were purchased thanks a tragedy: at the beginning of April 2021 died unexpectedly famous Moscow collector Olga Zateeva. Her heirs contacted me to sell some part of collection and I bought those ivory brise fans with portraits of Russian Emperor Peter I (copy of the portrait by Ivan Nikitin in Uffizi […]
Paper leaf fully embroidered with golden star shape sequins and printed vignettes telling the stories from the birth of Love to it`s triumph. Bone frame engraved, silvered and inlaid with star shape silver sequins. The guard sticks are made on a shape of arrows. Big fan 34,5 cm Stamp of publisher and the printer: Dugrenot […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]