Fans to flirt with and others to stay cool with . . .a fashion I hope is coming back. Very pretty. 19th century and all from China.

Fan with a messenger of victory motif. 1860-1880.
Fan with a messenger of victory motif. 1860-1880. Black lacquered bamboo frame with gold decoration of Chinese characters in gardens painted on both side with scenes from palaces. Silk tassel. Image © Coutau-Bégarie and Associates, Paris. Fair use license. via http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=9525784&np=&lng=fr&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
Wood fan with painted silk insertions. ca. 1860.
Wood fan with painted silk insertions. ca. 1860. Chinese. Collection of the Fan Museum Trust. Image © 2019 The Fan Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/collections/fan919598
Fan with a material games motif. ca. 1880.
Fan with a material games motif. ca. 1880. Ivory and silk. Ivory stand with tortoiseshell, enamel, mother-of-pearl and gold filigree. Image © Coutau-Bégarie and Associates, Paris. Fair use license. via http://www.coutaubegarie.com/html/fiche.jsp?id=9525794&np=&lng=fr&npp=150&ordre=&aff=&r=
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Fans from “Costumes parisiens. Eventails de Paquin d’après” from a 1912 issue of the Parisian fashion magazine ” Journal des Dames et des Modes”. Engraved from drawings that George Barbier and Paul Iribe made for the fashion House of Paquin, you could be chic waving them around at a party anywhere.

Fan #1.
Fan #1 Plate 42 (detail) Image © Diktats.com. Fair use license. via http://www.diktats.com/french/eventails-de-paquin-d-apres-george-barbier-et-paul-iribe-le-journal-des-dames-et-des-modes-costumes-parisiens-1912.html
Fan #2 Plate 42 (detail)
Fan #2 Plate 42 (detail) Image © Edition Originale. Fair use license. via https://www.edition-originale.com/en/prints-engravings-photographs/prints-xxe/-costumes-parisiens-eventails-de-paquin-1912-57647
Fan #3 Plate 42 (detail).
Fan #3 Plate 42 (detail). https://www.edition-originale.com/en/prints-engravings-photographs/prints-xxe/-costumes-parisiens-eventails-de-paquin-1912-57647

Perfect for a Saturday night anywhere on earth . . .vintage 1920’s Art Deco liquor advertisement promotional fans . . . .

Cognac Richarpailloud
Cognac Richarpailloud. via http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/blogs/vintage-advertising-fans-they-spoke-to-many/fan-cognac-richardpailloud/
Cognac Sorin.
Cognac Sorin. via http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/blogs/vintage-advertising-fans-they-spoke-to-many/
Amer Picon.
Amer Picon. via http://www.idesirevintageposters.com/blogs/vintage-advertising-fans-they-spoke-to-many/.