Hand-fans from Fans d’Eventail, Paris. All beautiful. Taken from their September email.



Bees and thistles fan. Fabric leaf painted with bees foraging on thistles and bone sticks and guards carved and painted with thistles. ca. 1900. Maker not known. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/3056-bees-and-thistles-fan-circa-1900.html
Bird and grappes fan. Painted and embroidered gauze leaf and horn sticks and guards applied with colored mother-of-pearl. ca. 1900. Art Nouveau. French. Duvelleroy, maker. Signed “Duvelleroy” on the back. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/3052-bird-and-grappes-duvelelroy-fan-circa-1900.html
Himalayan monal feather fan with tortoiseshell sticks and guards. Late 19th c. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/feather-fans/3055-himalayan-monal-late-19th-century.html

Fans to make your own breeze, whenever summer comes back. All of these being recent offerings from Fans d’Eventails of Paris.

Balloon-shaped fan with a two-register cabriolet leaf in the original box. Central silk cartel painted with a gallant scene at the castle of cards signed “J.E. Baguès“. Made of silk and fishnet painted and embroidered with golden sequins and pierced and painted horn or imitation horn sticks and guards. ca. 1900. Box imprinted on the interior in gold “Ernest Kees, fabrique d’eventails, Paris.” Image ©  Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2951-cabriolet-and-card-castle-fan-by-kees-circa-1900.html
Calypso and Ulysse fan. Painted paper leaf. Ivory sticks and guards, the guards having applied tortoiseshell and mother of pearl. ca. 1720-1730. Image ©  Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/18th-century-fans/2957-calypso-and-ulysse-fan-circa-1720-30.html

Note: This fan has ivory sticks and guards but is 200 years old so I am using it here. I would not if it was later in date. Should my using it bothers you please don’t look. Thank you!

Balloon-shaped fan, the black gauze leaf painted with the flower market on the place de Madeleine in Paris with two very Parisian cats being courted by suitably dressed up gallants under the amused eyes of the flower sellers, while the wife of one of the courtiers is stunned and ready for scandal. ca. 1900-1910. Black gauze leaf with tortoiseshell sticks, inlaid with steel sequins and serpentine guards. Signed “Duvelleroy” on the reverse Image ©  Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2950-cats-at-the-flower-market-fan-circa-1900-1910.html
Three-lobed silk fan painted with an elegant woman with pearls. Embroidered with sequins. Semi-sultane sticks and guards in a synthetic material that imitates tortoiseshell. ca. 1900-1920. Image ©  Fan d’éventails, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2952-elegant-with-pearls-fan-circa-1900-1920.html

Hand-fans with painted scenes, one with horses and a dog. Twentieth century. All from the website of Fans d’Eventail, Paris.

Pastiche fan decorated with a blind man’s bluff scene. Painted skin leaf with ivory sticks and guards painted and varnished in the taste of the 18th century in the style of vernis Martin. ca. 1900. French. Lancret, maker. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2890-blind-man-s-buff-by-lancret-pastiche-fan-circa-1900.html
“Cnarming Moments” fan. Finely painted skin leaf with mother of pearl sticks and guards, carved and decorated with gold foils, burgau and green stones. ca. 1900. French. Jules Donzel, painter (1865-1927). Signed by the painter. Duvellroy, maker. Maker’s mark for Duvellroy on the reverse. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/19th-century-fans/2891-charming-moments-fan-by-donzel-circa-1900.html

Fan with a silk leaf painted with a dog and horses with mother of pearl sticks and guards. ca. 1920. Maker not known. Image © Fans d’Eventail, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.fandeventails.fr/en/art-nouveau-fans/2889-dog-and-horses-fan-circa-1900.html

More promotional Fans (eventail) advertising various French alcoholic beverages. All fun with great artwork. From the website of Coutau-Bégarie in Paris.

Dubonnet fan with a double sheet of printed paper with identical decoration on both sides and a wooden frame. after Cassandre. ca. 1932. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie, Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/94796/9425717?npp=100&sort=1&
“Champagne de Castellane” fan, double sheet of paper printed in the style of Alphonse Mucha with a wooden frame. ca. 1900. Duvelleroy Paris Fans, maker. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie, Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/94796/9425718?npp=100&sort=1&
Champagne Marceaux fan with double sheets of paper printed after L. Bonnotte showing a policeman watching the wind lift the skirts of an elegant woman with the Sacré-Cœur and the Butte Montmartre in the background and a wooden frame. 1921. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie, Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/94796/9425719?npp=100&sort=1&
“Le pesage d’Auteuil d’après Sem” fan with a double sheet of printed paper and a wooden frame. Vintage. Image © Étude Coutau-Bégarie, Fair use license. via https://www.coutaubegarie.com/lot/94796/9425720?npp=100&sort=1&

Feathery fans to wave around and make everyone sneeze. Eventail Duvelleroy, Paris. An old firm that got a recent reboot. All of these from their website which you can find at eventail-duvelleroy.fr.

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Burgundy ostrich and ebony hand-fan. Contemporary. Handmade in France. Ostrich feathers with an ebony frame. Image © Eventail Duvelleroy. Fair use license. via https://eventail-duvelleroy.fr/en/fans/eventail-autruche-pourpre-ebene

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Blue and silver pamille cabriolet hand-fan. Contemporary. Hand made in France. Rooster feathers and silk with an ebony frame. Image © Eventail Duvelleroy. Fair use license. via

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Triple peacock hand-fan. Contemporary. Handmade in France. Peacock feathers with a mother-of-pearl frame. Image © Eventail Duvelleroy. Fair use license. via https://eventail-duvelleroy.fr/en/fans/eventail-triple-paon

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Nude ostrich and ebony hand-fan. Contemporary. Handmade in France. Ostrich feathers with an ebony frame. Image © Eventail Duvelleroy. Fair use license. via https://eventail-duvelleroy.fr/en/fans/eventail-autruche-rose-poudre-ebene

I’m no expert but they collect the feathers when the birds molt. As far as I know all birds molt. In any case, the feathers would have to be sustainably sourced as there is essentially no market for anything new with feathers that someone went out and shot a bird to get so nobody would bother to make anything from them as you can’t sell them.

Hand fans to cool off with. So much prettier than air conditioning. French and all by Eventail Duvelleroy, Paris. An old firm that got a recent reboot. All these fans made afterward.

Apricot petal fan. Contemporary.
Apricot petal fan. Contemporary. Metallic apricot silk leaf with organza petals that open and close. Image © 2019 La Perfection Louis. Fair use license. via https://www.laperfectionlouis.com/products/luxury-hand-fan-apricot-petals

Fan with cream blue and gold tiles design and wooden sticks. Undated.
Fan with cream blue and gold tiles design and wooden sticks. Undated.© 2019 The Fan Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/shop/duvelleroy-tiles-gold-fan

Parrot fan. ca. 2015.
Parrot fan. ca. 2015. Created by Coralie Marabelle, it won a public award at the Hyères festival in 2015. Image © 2019 The Fan Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/shop/duvelleroy-parrot-fan