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AN ART NOUVEAU HORN FAN, CHARLES HAIRON, PARIS, CIRCA 1910. The slender guards and sticks carved as angelica flowers, the painted silk leaf cut out over net with purple-tinged angelica flowers further embellished with tinted spangles, amethyst-set rivet, signed on guard: C. Hairon.
An Art Nouveau mother-of-pearl fan with jewelled and enamelled gilt-metal mounts, J. Th. Heinze, Dresden, circa 1910. The Brussels mixed lace leaf with flowers and scrolls, the gilt-mounted veneered mother-of-pearl guards each applied with a colourful enamelled peacock perched on a cabochon sapphire-set openwork flowering plant, each signed J. Th. Heinze, sapphire pivot, mother-of-pearl and ivory sticks. #ArtNouveau #Heinze #fan
(Circa 1875) ~ Carved ivory Brisé fan entirely made up of nineteen closely spaced blades. Guards carved in high relief of sheaf of wheat, edges of blades carved to correspond when closed. White silk connecting ribbon. Ivory hook, long chain and chatelaine attachment for belt fastened to ring of fan.