The Fan Book by Maciver PercivalThe Fan Book by Maciver Percival

The Fan Book

byMaciver Percival

Paperback | January 14, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... from the ordinary in some point, such as the material of which they are made. Brisl Fans. Brise' Fans are those which have no leaf, being entirely composed of some stiffish substance, such as ivory, bone, tortoiseshell, horn, filigree, silver, or wood. These materials are all slightly flexible, and are used in astonishingly thin slices; and it is really remarkable how many such fans have survived with very few marks of injury, and is even more surprising where the material has been perforated and sawn into a lace-like openwork. Brise fans were made in the seventeenth century, but few existing specimens are earlier than the second quarter of the eighteenth century, and very many date from the early part of the nineteenth. Most important of the eighteenth century brise fans are those decorated in Vernis Martin. Though the designs are generally entirely European in character, this method of decoration was doubtless inspired by an admiration for the lustrous polished surface of Oriental lacquer work. It consists of a delicate, and often very highly finished, painting, carried out in oil colours, applied very thinly. The whole surface of the fan was covered with colour and gilding, and finally received a coating of the exceptionally fine colourless varnish which gives its name to this style of decoration. This varnish was a Plate XX. Ivory Bris6 Fan, painted, "Vernis Martin," with the " Abduction of Helen of Troy." The colouring is very rich and mellow, harmonious tones of blue, red, and purple predominating. The lower part is decorated in the Chinese style. Back, a seaview. Louis XV period. French. M. Duvelleroy. secret product, and its ingredients were only known to the Brothers Martin. They flourished in Paris from about 1720 until 1758. The elder brother, who had...
Title:The Fan BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217583962

ISBN - 13:9780217583961

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