Fans to flirt with . . .fans to cool off with . . . . a fashion I hope is truly coming back . . . .Black, tortoiseshell and gold and ready for the cotillion wherever it may be.

Fan with poetic verses. 1883-84. Tehran, Iran.
Fan with poetic verses. 1883-84. Tehran, Iran. Painted, gilded and lacquered wood. Maker not known. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/443577?searchField=All&sortBy=relevance&od=on&ft=fan&offset=0&rpp=80&pos=7.
Hand fan. ca 1900.
Hand fan. ca 1900. Tortoiseshell and eagle feathers. Duvelleroy, maker. In the public domain. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eventail_en_%C3%A9caille_et_plumes_d%27aigle.jpg.
Brisé Fan. ca. 1875
Brisé Fan. ca. 1875. English. Tortoiseshell and brown silk. Maker not known. Collection of the Cooper Hewitt and the Smithsonian Design Museum. In the public domain. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bris%C3%A9_Fan,_ca._1875_(CH_18424371).jpg.
Lady's fan. 19th c.
Lady’s fan. 19th c. Silk with gold sequin embroidery and ebony sticks. Collection of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Cc Licence 4.0. via Fan, lady’s black silk fan with gold sequin embroidery and ebony sticks..
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