It is believed that fans were used for delivering secret messages in Victorian times. Carrying the fan over the cheek meant ‘I love you’ and spinning it in the hand indicated ‘We are watched’. While it does not seem unbelievable that a lady in the Victorian era could have used a fan as a means to attract attention through gestures, the approach is very interesting. It is assumed to have around two dozen moves or gestures. A range of fans with distinct designs will be presented in Bidsquare online auctions.
Our sale will also include asian screens at auction. Screens were introduced in the early 17th century. When the military rulers realized that art could be a symbol of status, they began filling their castles with decorative screens. These screens were used as draught excluders and room dividers. By the dawn of the seventeenth century, screens became widely popular. Additionally, Bidsquare also offers different types of asian scrolls including Chinese and Japanese scrolls. Handscrolls were predominantly used as a format for Chinese painting. It is a long roll of silk or paper of varied length, which remains rolled up when not being viewed.
They are usually kept in individual wooden boxes that bear an identifying label. You can find the best asian screens, chinese table screen, scrolls, and fans with Bidsquare. Such items are regularly auctioned, making it easy to find a variety of screens, scrolls, and fans to every individual’s liking. Those looking for unique and rare finds can browse our sale catalog and place a bid.