Featured Found our fan in the Brit Museum

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by bosko69, Feb 12, 2024.

  1. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

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  2. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Nice to have all that information about it.
     
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  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    It's fun,I've had it since who knows & never Googled it .I posted it on a 'fan holder' discussion & AJ identified it (because she collects fans too:woot: !).
     
  4. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, none of my stuff has any representation in a museum.
    These are two of maybe a dozen Asian fans in my collection. Both are Japanese, I believe. The orange one is large, 20" long by 13 1/2" wide; the other is perhaps 2/3 as big. The orange one is lacquered, the other is cut paper (identical on both sides, both of 'em).
    An' that's all I know about them...

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  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Whit-They look darned similar to me.Unbeknownst to You-You may already be a winner !
    PS-Some of these pampered puppies go for a pretty pfennig amigo.
     
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  6. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Have a bit newer version of the first fan. Could not sell it for even $4.00. :(
     
  7. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried to sell any of mine yet, tho' it's not out of the question. So very many of my 'treasures' are of little appeal to others...an' it really shows, for instance, on eBay. My tastes, past an' present, aren't widely shared.
     
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  8. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

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  10. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Ya think?
     
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Always nice to find extra information, bosko.:)
    Some of your stuff probably does. Museums don't just exhibit the rare and valuable, they also show representative items of a culture or period. Those can be pretty mundane.
    Not saying your collection is mundane, of course.:playful: You have shown us some real beauties.
    Nearly all Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fans post-1910 or so are mass produced, so there are many like them. They are useful and often pretty, but not collectible. And for use people prefer folding fans that fit in a handbag.
     
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    u could always.....

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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I tried that on my roof terrace, but nothing came in.:(
     
  14. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Would think they have some decorative value. This is an attractive fan that would look great displayed in a lot of ways. I don't generally buy fans but was intrigued by this fans striking appearace. Apparently, I am in the minority.
     
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They do, but I think the problem is that there are so many out there.
     
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  16. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Internet price searches can sometimes be worthless,ie: 1stDibs vs Ebay.If something goes for big money on Ebay I'm intrigued,many other retail venues not.
     
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