Fans · 18th Century Fans · 18th Century Dutch Fan with Biblical Scene - Jacob Meets Rachel - Genesis 29


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Origin: Holland (leaf)

           France? (sticks)

Date: ca. 1780/85

This fan is made of carved and painted bone or ivory sticks and a single handpainted vellum leaf mounted à l'anglaise. The sticks show doves, flowers and scrollwork. The front of the leaf is handpainted in typical Dutch style with a central biblical scene depicting the Meeting of Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29). Two village scenes and small flowers are painted on the left and right sides. The reverse is handpainted a small spray of flowers.

Length: 10.5" (26.5 cm) Width: 19.75" (50 cm)

Condition: Excellent, with a very small light beige stain on the back of the leaf - just mentioned for total accuracy (see last photo).

Price: £230

(including packaging & shipping via Registered, Insured & Tracked Airmail)



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