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Fans in the Royal Collection

978-2-903824-50-1
55,00 €

Co-edited with The Royal Collection Enterprises Ltd.
© HM Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Collection of fans is unique. This lavishly illustrated book presents the most beautiful, important and historically interesting fans, together with the stories of their creation, acquisition and biographical information on their original royal owners. The fans in the collection range from a 17th-century lace-cut leather fan, said to have belonged to Charles I, to three fans made in the workshops of Carl Fabergé. There are examples in every material conceivable, from paper and lace to ivory, mother-of-pearl, jay and ostrich feathers, enamel and precious stones, and of every type-from the purely decorative to the topographical, from commemorative fans to tiny miniatures and intimate personal gifts.