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Celluloid Fan from circa 1920s - Striped Grey colour - Interesting Early Plastic

 Here is a sweet Art Deco fan.  This nice old fan is made of the early plastic Celluloid and is in good order.  The colourway is grey, white, cream with a hint of mauve.  The ribbon threaded through the celluloid fan is the original in a faded pink.  I have not found a striped fan before but I guess that the simplicity of such a costume accessory would work well with 1920s costume.  The fan is a little wrinkled when folded and there is one button missing and exposing the metal on the handle attachment but it is still quite lovely!  Measurements are when fully opened across almost 10 inches with the struts being 5.5 inches in length.

ACCESSORY DETAILS

Designer or Brand: None

Condition: Good

Decade: 1920s

Era: Vintage ( 1920s - 1980s)

Type: Fan

Material: Celluloid

Fans are a fascinating collectable and an important antique and vintage fashion accessory. They have been used from very early times and by the most primitive peoples as cooling devices and for winnowing and activating fires. They have had a role in ceremony and are often objects of great beauty and elegance. There are some superb examples of fans in many of our museums and the role of the fan has evolved as a courtship device with a secret language and also as an advertising tool - particularly with the paper fans that were used for promoting champagne, night clubs and other things in the art deco 1930s period. I recommend the Shire Publication 'Fans' by Helene Alexander ISBN 0-7478-0402-B for further reading.

£25.00
Celluloid Fan from circa 1920s - Striped Grey colour - Interesting Early Plastic
Celluloid Fan from circa 1920s - Striped Grey colour - Interesting Early Plastic Celluloid Fan from circa 1920s - Striped Grey colour - Interesting Early Plastic Celluloid Fan from circa 1920s - Striped Grey colour - Interesting Early Plastic Celluloid Fan from circa 1920s - Striped Grey colour - Interesting Early Plastic

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