The Restoration Han Fan or its repair aims to restore its physical and aesthetic or artistic characteristics. In other words, get it as close as possible to its original state.
Interestingly, the repair or restoration of an antique hand fan, has the purpose of restoring its physical and aesthetic or artistic characteristics, getting it as close as possible to its original condition.
Examples restoration Hand Fan and repair
Repair Hand Fan of mother-of-pearl and tulle country decorated with watercolor and embroidered designs
Restoration Cantonese fans also called the 1000 faces.
For instants, the Initial state of a Cantonal fan of the 1000 faces of the 19th century is made of silk with figures whose faces are made of ivory, their clothes are painted or applied silks. The Hand Fan is painted with strong colours and scenes from court life and popular events. The silk presents a rupture in the central part and aware of the material due to the folds.
On the other hand, the final state of the fan of the 1000 faces with the black lacquered linkage and guards and decorated with figurative scenes in gold. Japanese paper grafts have been made and pictorially reconstructed looking for the same colours. Attempts have been made to reinforce the areas that were most damaged.
Recovery Hand Fan of English origin from the end of the 18th century
As a good example, the Initial Condition of a delicate hand Fan with ribs. The use of reliefs of mother of pearl and country of silk with embroidery of golden thread and inlaid with sequins has been featured in ancient restoration such as the one used with this fan. In the area of the reverse a kind of glued paper has been applied, to reinforce the torn areas. Certain rods and guard were broken.
On the other hand, the final state, the old restoration has been removed by means of heat in the Hand fan in order to detach the glued tapes, therefore to reinforce the broken areas, a paper Japan country has been made in the reverse area. above all, the broken rods like the guards have been reinforced.
Restoration of Elizabethan Hand Fan from the 19th century with chiselled bone rods
As another good example, the Initial State of an Elizabethan Hand fan from the beginning of the 19th century. It has chiselled bone rods and a central detail with a chromolithography. Made of paper with medieval scenes, this one presents some torn and glued with adhesive tapes. The guard is broken.
On the other hand, Final State, the restoration consisted of removing the adhesive tapes by means of heat. To reinforce the broken areas, grafts have been made with japan paper and a pictorial reconstruction looking for the same colours. The guard has been reinforced.
Renovation of Pericón Hand fan with bone linkage and marabou
For instance, the Initial State of this Large Pericón Hand fan, consisted of a bone linkage and country of silk with marabou applied. The Hand fan had the marabou in very bad condition due to the passage of time. The guard is broken.
On the other hand, the final State consisted of a restoration which included the extraction of the old marabou with a new one being applied again in the country silk. To reinforce the broken areas, a paper Japan country has been made in the reverse area. The broken rods like the guards have been reinforced.
Restoration Hand Fan from the mid-19th century of Western Europe
As a very good example, the initial State of this Hand Fan of this mid-19th century, from Western Europe included a hand fan containing mother of pearl rods. It had pastoral type drawings and details of golden sequins. The rods were detached from the country even with loss of material. It had chips and losses of material
on the other hand, the final State of the restoration consisted of the reinforcement and bonding of the mother-of-pearl rods. To reinforce the broken areas a paper has been made japan in the area of the reverse
Eulàlia Restauradora we are specialists in the restoration of hand fans of all types and ages. Folding or fixed fans, Elizabethan, made of fabric, paper, silk or tulle leaf or with bone, mother-of-pearl or metallic sticks, etc. Contact me and ask for a budget without obligation!