Military fans: Two fans produced in France, both with simple wood montures, the first with printed silk satin leaf showing Russian troops marching off to battle, in the Russo-Japanese war 1904, their peasant women waving them off, another wearing a French Red cross nurse?s uniform, ?Nos Voeux vous accompagnent?, printed to the right beneath ?Trianquier. Trianon?, to the left ?Henry A la Pens?e, Paris?; an advertising fan for water ?Source Beatrix Vals?, the recto printed with ladies draped in Allied flags, issued for the Great War. See page 66 of the Fan Museum Greenwich 2009 exhibition catalogue ?Fans: War and Peace?, the first fan was a special promotion in aid of the Russians (2)

Sold for: £90

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