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 (leaf), ca. 1900 (sticks)

This fan is a marriage of a late 18th century Dutch leaf  (ca. 1780/85) with early 20th century French sticks (ca. 1900). Oddly enough, the upper sticks are the original 18th century sticks, just the bone sticks are later in date. It is an unusual combination. Someone really must have wanted to use this fan at around 1900, probably as a wedding fan. The fan is made of carved and painted bone 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: SOLD

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