Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

Deburaux November auction with rare fan

The November auction of Deburaux Eventails XXIX, held at the last day of the Fan Festival on 20 November, had a rare masterpiece among its auction treasures: an ivory/paper fan of he beginning of the 17th century, usually attributed to Portuguese origin. This 400 year old fan is in a remarkably well state of conservation and shows very detailed, fine hunting scenes. Its estimation of EUR 15/20.000 was more than doubled with a final bid of EUR 50.000. Rumours have it that it will find its new home in the UK. See the catalogue for more information. (Photo: Deburaux).

Der "Reiz des Fremden" auf Schloss Wernigerode

Noch bis 23. Februar 2014 gibt es im Harz eine aussergewöhnliche Ausstellung zusehen: Uber 200 Fächer aus der Sammlung Ulrich Hoffmanns zeigen die Geschichte des Fächers "bei allen Völkern und zu allen Zeiten". darunter seltene Exemplare wie chinesische,silberne Filigranfächer oder japanische Gunsen, Kampffächer. Oder einfache Strohfächer, wie jener links abgebildet. Auf Schloss Wernigerode. Siehe auch Artikel in der Mitteldeutschen Zeitung.

Until 23 February 2014 visitors to the Harz have the unique opportunity to see more than 200 fans from the private collection of Ulrich Hoffmann. The exhibits focus on the fan "at all times and from all people" and include Chinese filigran fans or Japanese Gunsen war fans, as well as simple straw fans as the one here. A must for fan-fans.