The History of Fans and their Language by Janie Ramsey

When:
June 12, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
2020-06-12T14:30:00+01:00
2020-06-12T14:45:00+01:00
Where:
Towner Art Gallery (College Rd, Eastbourne)
Cost:
£12 (£10 for members

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This illustrated talk traces the history of the fan, with emphasis on the beautiful Georgian and Victorian fans of the 18th and 19th centuries.  This was truly the age of the fan when they were the height of fashion throughout Europe from royalty to parlour maids.

We look at the different materials from which they were made, how they were used and the pitfalls awaiting the unwary user.

And what about the Language of Fans.    Did it exist and if so, how did it work? Can YOU ‘have a conversation?’  Here’s your chance to have a go!

Janie Ramsay started her antique business in Tunbridge Wells in 1975 specialising in pre 1870 furniture, Tunbridge ware, silver, jewellery, 18th century glass, collectibles and fans.  Janie could have over 100 in her shop at any one time!  In 1998 Janie joined Sotheby’s in Bond Street and became a Director in 1998 before retiring in 2008 when she continued working as a consultant until 2014.

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