Shakespeare Paper Venetian Flag Fan - Italian Renaissance - Drama


This version of the Venetian Flag Fan is made of heavy colored paper with the traditional drama masks of comedy and tragedy in black and burgundy along with the first half of Shakespeare's quote from As You Like It, "All the World's a Stage" on one side. The other side has the rest of the quote, "And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances..."

The flag measures approx. 4 x 5 1/2 inches. The wooden handle is painted with burgundy enamel which is much darker than the pictures indicate. It measures about 20 3/4" from the carved wooden top section above the flag to the capped bottom.

HALF PRICE SALE - Only 1 left! 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.

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.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

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.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

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

Conditions of return

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.

Legal imprint