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Fans page one. Stock no. K22.2 is a fine early 18th century fan, possibly Italian, the ivory sticks are carved and decorated with silver pique mother-of-pearl and cornelian, with two figures in the guard sticks, the leaf is painted on vellum, the reverse painted with beautiful flowers. It measures: 27cms. Condition: see photos. Sold  Price: 1200

 



Fans page one. Stock no. K21.1 is a fine 18th century fan, the ivory sticks are decorated with silver pique, the leaf shows an elegant couple walking in a garden and other people looking on. It measures: 26cms. condition: see photos. Price: 675 GBP

 

Fans page one. Stock no. K12.2 is a rare George III commemorative fan
"long Live The King"
Condition: see photos,
Sold  Price: 1200

 

Fans page one. Stock no. K12.1 is a 19th century Spanish fan, the painted leaf shows a very lively scenes, eating drinking, dancing, and I stop there... see if you can find the cat! Price: 1250 GBP

 


Fans page one. Stock no. K13.1 is a fine early 18th century fan, the guards sticks are decorated with Mother-of-Pearl and silver pique, the ivory sticks are finely carved, the leaf is painted with the bible story of Moses striking the rock. It measures: 27cms. Condition: some minor splitting. Price: 875 GBP

 

Fans page one. Stock no.K9.3 is a very decorative 19th century Mother-of-Pearl fan, the leaf decorated with a romantic scene. It measures: 27cms. Condition: good. Price: 325 GBP

 

Fans page one. Stock no.K9.2 is an 18th century ivory fan, possibly French. It measures: 27cms. Condition: one of the guard stick at the top has a minor brake. Price: 375 GBP

 


Fans page one. Stock no.K9.1 is an early 18th century ivory fan with silver pique, the painted leaf is also decorated with Royal symbols. Unfortunately there is damage one stick broken (see photo) and one other missing. It measures: 28cms. Price: 475 GBP
   

 


Fans page one. Stock no.K2.2 is an 18th century fan, the leaf painted with God Neptune with dolphins, goddesses, mermaids and cherubs. It measures: 27cms. Price: 725 GBP

 

Fans page one. Stock no.1A.3 is an 18th century Mother-of-Pearl fan, the skin leaf (possibly chicken skin) painted with 3 vignettes of ladies and gentlemen dancing. Condition: some ribbing in the folds. It measures: 30cms. Price: 700 GBP
 

 

Fans page one. Stock no.1A.2 is an 18th century Mother-of-Pearl fan, the painted paper leaf is decorated with three cameos, the central one shows a couple, above the lady is a love cherub, while the man is hiding a child und is cloak? It measures: 30cms. Price: 550 GBP

 

Fans page one. Stock no.1A.1 is a very beautiful (unfortunately damage) 18th century Mother-of-Pearl fan, the painted and carved sticks are decorated with two central ladies, and lots of rabbits doted around. the leaf is beautifully painted on both sides (see photos for condition) It measures: 28cms. Sold  Price: 485

 



Fans page one. Stock no.1A.4SJ is an early 19th century cockade novelty fan, the blonde lace covers the outside and pink colour silk inside. It measures: 29cms. Condition: see photos. Price: 700 GBP

 



Fans page one. Stock no. J28.1 is an 18th century maritime French fan in its original box. The fan is in need of professional repair (see photos) we think it is painted on chicken skin, the painted leaf shows a captain saying goodbye to its wife before sailing away. The fan measures: 29cms. Price: 1200 GBP
      

 

Fans page one. Stock no. J24.1 is a fine 18th century fan, the leaf shows a lively scene of market traders, showing jewellery and other merchandise to a group of ladies going by, see also the camels in the background. It measures: 27cms. Condition: minor faults (see photos) Sold Price: 825

 

Fans page one. Stock no. J24.8 is an 18th century fan. The painted leaf shows three men (with long sticks, hunting, game?) a lady and a dog in a wooded landscape. The ivory sticks are very finely carved and painted, showing people and animals. It measures: 29cms. Condition: one split and other minor damage. Price: 525 GBP

 

Fans page one. Stock no. J23.1 is an Italian early 19th century fan, unfortunately it is very damaged (see photos) Price 925 GBP

 

 
Stock no. J22.1OJ
Stock no. J22.2OJ
Two outstanding Grand Tour Fans, the first one - the sticks are in gold and black lacquered, the painted leaf shows a magnificent panoramic view of Naples and the eruption of Vesuve dated 22 Oct 1822. The other one the sticks are of gold coloured metal with a makers mark, you can see the hallmark on the last but one photo. The one with lacquered sticks measures: 19cms and the other measures: 16cms. Condition: one lacquered stick repaired (see photos). Price on demand.

 


Fans page one. Stock no. J14.1 is an 18th century French fan, The leaf shows a soldier arriving with open arms being greeted with the same enthusiasm by a lady reclining on a chair (Mars & Venus?) anyway they are very pleased to see each other! The sticks are beautifully carved.  It measures: 26cms. Condition: some wear to the silvered sticks and other minor damage (see photos) Price: 1450 GBP

 


Antique fan stock no. J13.2 is an early 18th century fan possibly Italian? It measures: 27cms. Condition: minor damage (see photos) Price: 825 GBP

 


Antique fan stock no. J11.3 is an 18th century ivory fan. The painted leaf is decorated with a romantic scene. This beautiful fan was probably commission for the person fitting this crown and initials. It measures: 29cms. Condition: minor damage (see photos) Sold  Price: 650

 


Antique fan stock no. J11.1 is an early 18th century Italian? fan. The ivory sticks are carved with a man drinking and dancing? The leaf is painted with a scene of people with a dog, a horse, and a lady milking a goat. The reverse shows a painting of flowers. It measures: 26 1/2cms. Condition: some wear (see photos) Price: 850 GBP

 

Antique fan stock no. J9.3 is a French 18th century ivory fan. The painted leaf shows a lady (possibly a fruit merchant) selling fruits, also lots of other people including a dog delivering a letter to a shepherd. It measures: 26cms. Condition: minor splitting on folds (see photos) Price: 750 GBP

 

Most Fans are objects of art and therefore very fragile and should  be used with care and not for fanning yourself  but  more  to use as costume accessories or for decorative purposes. 

 


Antique fan stock no. H85.16 is a magnificent 19th century Mother-of-Pearl French fan. The painted leaf shows a romantic scene sign by NEITTEZ. The Mother-of-Pearl sticks are very finely carved and gilded. It measures: 29cms. Condition: minor damage. Price: 1850 GBP

 


Antique fan stock no. H85.13 is a fine 18th century Mother-of-Pearl possibly French fan. The painted paper leaf shows a romantic mythology scene. The Mother-of-Pearl sticks are finely carved and gilded. It measures: 30cms. Condition: minor stains on the back (see photos) Sold  Price: 1200

 


Antique fan stock no.H85.15 is a fine 18th century Mother-of-Pearl French fan. The painted paper leaf shows a scene of a fete champtre. The reverse shows a lady reclining under a tree. The Mother-of-Pearl sticks are magnificently carved and gilded with love cherubs. It measures: 29cms. Condition: good. Sold  Price: 1200

 


Antique fan stock no.H85.14 is a fine late 18th early 19th century French fan. The painted paper leaf is decorated with a mythological scene of a lady being seduced by a god in the middle of lots of cherubs of love. The finely carved Mother-of-Pearl sticks are decorated with gilt musicians. It measures: 30cms. Condition: good. Sold  Price: 950

 


Antique fan stock no.H83.2 is an early 18th century fan. The painted paper leaf shows a chinoiserie scene. The carved ivory sticks shows a figure on horseback, and then pique with silver and Mother-of-Pearl peacocks? It measures: 24cms. Condition: some splitting on folds and one guard stick repaired (see photos) Sold  Price: 650

 


Antique fan stock no.H83.1  is an 18th century fan probably Dutch, The leaf is painted on skin with rural scenes - with beautiful flowers between. The carved ivory sticks shows  figures butterflies, birds & cornucopia. It measures: 28cms. Condition: two repairs on the ivory sticks (see photos) Price: 625 GBP

 

Most Fans are objects of art and therefore very fragile and should  be used with care and not for fanning yourself  but  more  to use as costume accessories or for decorative purposes. 

 

Antique fan stock no.H73.2 is an English mid 18th century fan. The leaf is painted on vellum with a scene of Diana and the nymphs. The ivory sticks are finely carved. It measures: 26.5cms. Condition: The guard sticks have been replaced, the first 8cms are the originals but from then on the guard sticks are not the same width and date from a later period. Price: 650 GBP

 



Antique fan stock no.N1.8 is a good quality 19th century French Mother-of-Pearl fan. The painted leaf (on velum) shows a scene gallant of two loving couples and cupids. It measures: 30cms. Condition: in some parts of the painting is rubbed, also there is one broken stick near the rivet (see last photo) Price: 575 GBP
     

 



Antique fan stock no.N1.7 is an 18th century French ivory fan. The paper painted leaf shows a central loving couple, to the right of the fan looking on is a very inquisitive young man, to the left a couple sitting down looking after sheep's. The ivory sticks are carved and painted with shinoiserie. It measures: 30cms. Condition: some rubbing on the folds. Price: 575 GBP

 

Antique fan stock no.N1.6 is a French 18th century ivory fan. The paper painted leaf shows a very romantic scene. It measures: 27cms. Condition: some splitting on the folds and some of the gilt and silvered decorating the ivory sticks are missing. Price: 375 GBP

 


Antique fan stock no.H72.4 is an interesting 18th century ivory Mother-of-Pearl and silver pique fan. The leaf is decorated with Europeans and Chinese people in a beautiful surrounds. It measures: 26cms. Condition: minor damage. Price: 675 GBP

 

Antique fan stock no.H72.1 is a rare and interesting Italian fan with ivory sticks and tortoiseshell. The paper leaf shows a sepia print with a view of Bucintoro, Venice. It measures: 29cms. Condition: some splitting on folds and other damage (see photos) Price: 2000 GBP

 

A MARRIAGE FAN
Antique fan stock no.H67.4
is a most interesting Italian marriage fan, dating from around 1690. The painted leaf shows what an important marriage looks like, with lots of attendants, a priest, and other dignitaries. Above in the clouds cherubs are scattering flowers while on the other side musicians are blowing trumpets and others are playing different musical instruments. The ivory sticks are pique. The guard sticks are inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl and tortoiseshell. It measures: 26cms. Condition: See photos, we are not sure if there is a stick missing from the left hand side or not. we have to leave it up to you to decide - but in any case it is a very rare and interesting fan. Price: 1250 GBP
 

 

Antique fan stock no.H67.1 is an early 18th century brise fan. The painted ivory sticks shows a charming picture of people by a river bank holding birds and flowers. It measures: 25cms. Condition: some faults and old repairs, see last photo where there is one very nicely restored stick but not painted. Price: 875

 

Antique fan stock no.H65.9 is a fine 18th century ivory fan. The painted leaf shows a charming country scene of a couple dancing, The ivory sticks are beautifully painted. It measures: 26cms. Condition: Good but the painting on the guard stick is worn. Price: 600 GBP

 

Antique fan stock no.H65.3 is a small early 19th century carved ivory brise fan. The finely carved sticks are beautifully painted with exotic birds and flowers. It measures: 17cms. condition: Good. Price: 450 GBP

 

Antique fan stock no.H65.5 is an Art Nouveau ivory fan. The painted leaf by J. Donzel shows a young maiden with a basket of flowers scattering them on the ground followedby cupids and flying birds. It measures: 25cms. Condition: some splitting on the folds (see photos) Sold
Price: 550

Most Fans are objects of art and therefore very fragile and should  be used with care and not for fanning yourself  but  more  to use as costume accessories or for decorative purposes. 

 
Antique fan stock no.H65.8 is a late 18th early 19th century fan. The fine carved ivory sticks show elegant people amongst flowers ,birds and butterflies. The leaf is painted with romantic scenes. It measures: 29cms. Condition: some of the mica is missing and minor damage.
Price: 625 GBP

 

Antique fan stock no. H53.1 is a very interesting early 18th century brise fan - possibly from Netherlands. The ivory/bon sticks are beautifully painted with a couple in very fine clothes - possibly a marriage fan? It measures: 24cms. Condition: minor damage and lacking ribbon, the pin has been replaced - it should not have a loop for a fan of that period. Price: 975 GBP

 

Antique fan stock no. H33.3 is a carved ivory 18th century fan. The leaf showing people animals and a cupid with an arrow. It measures: 29cms. Condition: two sticks are broken where it joins the painted leaf and one guard stick is also broken. Price: 400 GBP

 

   

Antique fan (page two) stock no.  H23.3 is a fine 19th century fan. The leaf is painted on vellum with a group of people in 18th century costume around a table drinking singing within a beautiful  interior. The Mother-of-Pearl sticks are carved and gilded. It measures: 27cms. Condition: It has an old rivet either side near the loop (see photo). Price: 780

 

Antique fan (page two) stock no. H11.3 is a late 18th century printed wooden fan. The leaf is printed with Sunday followed by a lot of text published by Cock and Crowder 1794. It measures: 25cms. Condition: the wooden sticks are very damaged. Price: 380 GBP

 

Antique fan Stock no.  F21.4  is a fine 19th century fan. The leaf shows a young maiden seating on a bench  outside a house with a basket of flowers surrounded by two young men. the Mother-of-pearl sticks are beautifully decorated. It measures: 24cms Condition: Minor splitting on one of the folds. Price: 650 GBP

 

Antique fan Stock no.  F13.8 is an 18th century fan. The leaf is beautifully painted with a courting couple and other people entertaining themselves. The ivory sticks are carved and silvered and gilded showing a couple in the central sticks and other decoration. It measures: 27cms. condition: the pin is missing and minor damage to one guard stick. Price: 450 GBP

 

Antique fan Stock no.  F13.4 is an early 18th century Fan. The ivory sticks are carved and pierced  showing two couples and the guard stick shows a gentleman with a walking stick and other decorative items. The painted skin leaf is decorated with a lady looking at a mirror surrounded by many attendants with a little dog in the foreground.  It measures: 28cms. Condition: the ivory needs cleaning and the painting is rubbed in places. Price: 800 GBP

 

Antique fan Stock no.  F13.2  is a late 18th early 19th century carved bone fan. The painted skin leaf showing a classical biblical seine with a town in the background. The other side is painted with flowers. It measures: 27cms. Condition: good. Price: 650 GBP

 


 


Antique fan Stock no.  D18.1 is a 18th century fan. The leaf represents a Biblical scene and the ivory sticks are finely carved. It measures: 28cms. Condition: one guard stick has an end missing approximant  7cms  in total (see photo) Price: 320 GBP

 

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Antique fan Stock no.  B8.6a is an ivory/bone late eighteenth century fan with beautifully pierced and carved,  displaying  three cameos with little garlands of  flowers below. It measures: 24 1/2 cms (9 3/4 inches) condition:  the original ribbon is missing as are two sticks : the first after the guardstick and the next after the first cameo. Sold  Price: 420

 

Antique fan Stock no.   A41/3 is a 19th century  fan with sticks forming a patchwork of inlaid  dark and light mother of pearl (abalone), the leaf showing Naomi and Jacob at the well. It measures: 27 cms (10 1/2 inches); Condition: there are 2 tears on the leaf. Price : 580 GBP

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Antique fans Stock no. H58.2 is a Brussels lace fan with M-O-P sticks. Condition: The lace leaf has some stains. The guard sticks have been broken and there is also one stick missing.  Price: 135 GBP

 

Antique fan Stock no. is a 19th century fan the leaf is beautifully decorated with sequins and painted flowers. It measures: 22cms. Condition: one broken guard stick (see photo) Price: 140 

 


Open, with one fold folded

Open leaf, fully extended
Antique fan Stock no.  B18.8 is another highly decorative fan, having a hand-coloured lithographic leaf portraying  a shepherd introducing a lamb to a group of people. The fine mother-of-pearl sticks also portrays a similar, yet more aristocratic scene.It measures: 27 cms; condition: both guards have been broken and then mended and the last sitck missing (see details, in photo to the left Price; 425 GBP

 

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All our framed fans have to be arranged to be shipped and all costs mast be paid by the buyer.
We can suggest a shipper or you can arrange the collection by yourselves.
We are sorry for this but is is to difficult to post anything with glass.   

 

 

Antique fan stock no. H70.1 is an early 19th century Italian "Grand Tour" fan. This fan is framed and glazed, the frame measures: 59 x 33cms. Condition: some old repairs (see photos) Price: 850 GBP + postage

 

Antique fan stock no. H53.5 is an 18th century framed and glazed fan. The painted leaf shows a riverside view with people. The ivory sticks are very finely carved and painted with garlands of flowers and cherubs. The frame measures: 55 x 32cms. Condition: one split on the fold and minor faults. Price: 525 GBP + postage

 

Antique fan stock no. H53.3 is a small 19th century carved horn fan. This fan is framed and glazed. The frame measures: 39 x 26cms. Price: 175 GBP + postage

 

     
Antique fan (page two) stock no. H24.2 is a 19th century ivory framed and glazed painted fan. The frame measures: 56 x 35cms. Price: 425 GBP

 

Antique fan (page two) stock no.F61.2 is a 19th century framed and glazed fan the leaf showing a printed rural scene. The frame  measures: 57 x 34cms Condition: it looks in good condition (see photos) Price: 185 GBP

 

Antique fan Stock no.  Y34/5a  is a charming framed and glazed fan leaf depicting a group of young people in nineteenth century dress conversing in a wooded glade. The frame measures :36 x 22 cms (14 x 9 inches.) Condition: good ; Price 250 (GBP)

 


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