Virgil's Parchment Paper Venetian Flag Fan - Italian Ren


This version of the Venetian Flag Fan is made of heavy parchment or gray colored paper with a fleur de lis design on one side with "Love Conquers All" in Latin. The other side has the English quote from Virgil's Eclogues that was made popular by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

The flag measures approx. 4 x 5 1/2 inches. The wooden handle is painted with burgundy enamel and measures about 19" from the ball cap above the flag to the capped bottom.

SALE - Only 2 left! - 1 of each color. Our current stock is a little shop worn from being packed and unpacked for events SO we are offering them at half price until they are gone. Pictures are of the actual fans; however, in some of them the burgundy paint looks red.

It will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail - Insured in a cardboard tube for safety and so that you will receive your package in 2-3 days, plus you can track your package on-line.

NON-REFUNDABLE ITEMS - Custom Orders, Sale Items, Worn Clothing, Hand-Strung Rosaries, Feathers, Fans, Mink Flea-furs or other fragile items.

NOTICE - All sales are FINAL on Items bought for photo shoots, weddings, performances or any other one-time project.

Other flag fans can be found in our Flag Fans and Feather Fans Section.

HISTORY: The Italian Flag Fan (also called "key fan" and "weathercock fan") was very popular in Italy during the Renaissance, especially in Venice. Called the "ventarola" in Italy, these fans were constructed of fabric (either painted or embroidered), plaited straw and parchment. The parchment ones had paintings, quotes and poems. They had handles of wood, metal and ivory. The more ornate ones were carried by older married women or matrons, while the newly married or betrothed ladies carried ivory or white ones.

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1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Reviews (1)


I love my Venetian flag! It was the prefect touch to my Italian renaissance gown. The owner was easy to contact through email. The flag came well packaged and on time for a special wedding. Very pleased with this shop!

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