Beautifully rendered and embossed 1880s antique die-cut paper peacock feather fan with “A Merry Christmas” script - a prime example of decorative art during the Eastern-influenced Victorian Aesthetic period - is elaborately decorated on both sides. Materials include: a variety of all-antique Dresden paper trims, antique glass beadwork, gold antique silk fringe, antique scrap maiden and antique silver paper (backside of fan). HANDMADE AND SIGNED BY GAIL GIAIMO.
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENT IS MADE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY WITH ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MATERIALS to include: glass ornaments from the 1890s to1950s, most of which were made in Germany; colorful Victorian embossed & die-cut paper “scraps” and chromolithographs from postcards and advertising trade cards, made in Europe between the 1870s and 1910; antique and vintage fabric to include chenille, lace, ribbon and metallic trims; antique and vintage tinsel from tree garlands and old-stock German-made Lametta tinsel; gold and silver old-stock Dresden paper trims, crepe paper, foil, gift wrap, spun glass, and other embellishments. Items described as “antique” are dated between 1870 and the early 1900s (prior to WWI). Items described as “vintage” are dated between 1915 (WWI) and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use Dresden trims (only on occasion) and crinkle wire (always used for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.