Fan. 1920’s. Ostrich feather with translucent sticks. Photo credit: ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image ©Paris, MAD. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/eventail-7
Fan. 1920. Advertising campaign for the Hotel des Therme, Salins-les-Thermes. L. Philippi, illustrator. Color lithograph with wood and metal. Photo credit © Les Arts Décoratifs/Jean Tholance. Image ©Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/brides-les-bains-savoie-0
Fan for an advertising campaign for the Ermitage Restaurant Bois de Boulogne, Paris. 1910-1920. Paper, wood, metal and gouache. Photo credit: ©Photo Les Arts Décoratifs/Jean Tholance. Image © Les Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/ermitage-restaurant-bois-de-boulogne
Papillon fan. 1910-1920. Color lithograph, paper, wood and cotton. Photo © Les Arts Décoratifs/Jean Tholance. Image ©Photo Les Arts Décoratifs. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/papillon?mode=default
Fan. 1920. Silver pheasant feather and tortoiseshell. Photo ©Paris, MAD / Jean Tholance. Image ©Paris, MAD. Fair use license. via http://collections.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/eventail-0?mode=default
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2 thoughts on “Fans straight from the Jazz Age, all from the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Maybe Zelda Fitzgerald owned one . . . I bet she did.”
Resplendent. Rapturous adornments for ladies of grace and refinement. Such a lovely custom. Quite beguiling. Yet proper. Fans had their own sublime language. One simply had to know the rules. I’m sure Zelda had many. And she knew just how to use them.
Did she ever know how to use them