EVENTAIL SOUVENIR DES SOIREES FANTASTIQUES DE ROBERT HOUDIN BOULEVARD DES ITALIENS 8..........
These fans were given to attendees to the Robert Houdin Theater. Beautiful detail, showing one side the entrance to the theater and the obverse several of the illusions to be performed, including his famous "Corne de Abondance".
It is estimated that this particular fan was made c 1850's, during the tenure of Pierre Ettiene Chocat (1612-1877) as director of the Theater from 1852-1861.
The fan is in remarkable state of near perfect conservation, bright and crisp and most importantly lovingly cared by all former owners for all these years.
This fan sold for a mere $6,300