Folding fan advertising Cliquot champagne.; Leloir, Maurice, Camis & Co., Paris;...


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Folding fan advertising Cliquot champagne.

About this object

Folding fan advertising Cliquot champagne.
Monture: Wooden sticks and guards, the guards bevelled at the top.
Mount: Double paper leaf printed in colour on both sides.
Obverse: Features four women representing (l to r) glory, gaiety, luck and health. On their left a knight in armour rides a white horse, resplendent in tacking and plumes.
Reverse: Features a border of vines and olive sprigs with a poem entitled 'L'Heureux Chevalier' by Xavier Privas (his printed signature on right hand side) and a heraldic shield.

LELOIR, Maurice : b. 1853, Paris – d. 1940, Paris
Leloir was a gifted artist whose original fan designs were popular with champagne houses such as Moet & Chandon. Leloir was born into a family of artists – his mother, Heloise Colin Leloir (1820-1873), was a noted fashion illustrator while his father, Jean-Baptiste Auguste Leloir (1809-1892) taught his son to paint from an early age.
Leloir was a founding member and president of both the French Watercolour Society and the Costume Historical Society. His passion for historical costume is evident throughout his work, and the three Leloir fans displayed in this exhibition (Nos. 26-28) demonstrate his gift for interpreting historical detail with accuracy and verve. Leloir led a fascinating career which included a spell working in Hollywood where, at the request of Douglas Fairbanks, he took the role of artistic advisor during production of The Man with the Iron Mask.

PRIVAS, Xavier (1863-1927). French singer, poet and composer.


Leloir, Maurice

Maker Role



Camis & Co., Paris

Maker Role


Date Made

c. 1905


Twentieth Century

Place Made





Guard Length: 21 cm
Leaf Depth: 14 cm
Leaf Span: 37 cm

Subject and Association Keywords



The Fan Museum Trust

Credit Line

The Fan Museum

Object Type

Fan (folding)

Object number


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