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Interests: Antiques, Chinoiserie, Japanese art
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Interestingly I have now 2 Chinese fans of the same type: and They seem to come from the same makers. Apart from those I have never seen any such Chinese fans anywhere in collections, museums or books. I would date them rather early, around 1800. This is simply based on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Antique Fans
Now and then it is highly expedient to sort your fan collection, especially when you have other, very important work to do, and/or when the weather is really unsatisfactory. This time I had some help from my cat: She fell asleep on the paper later on. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Antique Fans
You may remember this fan, which I introduced earlier: It is an English printed example published by Ashton & Co. dated 12th April 1797 with the topic "The World grown Odd & Crazy" - the middle vignette reading: "Mirth's the solace of our days, let us love her waggish ways,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Antique Fans
Again I had bought a fan ruin, I can not help myself. I had already posted it in my album some months ago, the thistle lace fan: It is a French, ca. 1905 lace and net gauze fan with blond horn or tortoiseshell sticks and a gold monogram by the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at Antique Fans
Not only have I set up a new album "Chinoiserie", but I stole my friend Farina's idea to place all feather fans in a "Feather fans" category, please see albums on the right. Some fans are duplicated in several categories, sometimes even in the post-1800 and pre-1800 categories. This does... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at Antique Fans
I have created a separate album for chinoiserie fans as this is my favourite style of fan decoration. You can find it on the right among the photo categories or click here. There is one fan amongst them that is not strictly chinoiserie, but a mariage between a Chinese set... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2012 at Antique Fans
Sometimes a fan that has been through the wars and time could be made to look as it probably was when brandnew using digital photography. I used the mode "magic" on my camera. Without "magic" With "magic": Purists might say it looks more garish but then I am pretty sure... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at Antique Fans
Some interesting new fans which I need to research properly: This Chinese (? or chinoiserie?) fan was actually the first of its type I had seen when I bought it. The funny thing is that just one day later I saw a similar one !!! The background looks like it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2012 at Antique Fans
If anyone needs a photo for publication purposes or wants to copy my text please get in touch at catsandfans [at] for permission. If you cite my text please mention this website as your source. You can also place a link to my site. For more info on copyright... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Antique Fans
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at The Cat
Please see the album "The Cat" on the right sidebar for more cat photos. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at The Cat
Fairy painting fan, dated 1884, England, sig. Alice Morley, silk leaf, tortoiseshell sticks; The fascination with the fairy world was a facet of Victorian romanticism and found expression in painting, book illustration, poetry, literature, ballet, music and theatre. It was a sign of Victorian romanticism and sentiment which was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Antique Fans
Please observe the effect of taking a simple q-tip with some destilled water to an antique fan: On the left clean sticks, on the right the condition as bought. Later we also cleaned the leaf by rubbing it carefully with a special rubber and a little bread. The result you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Antique Fans