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"Vernis Martin Brisé Fan Painted by (Charles Albert?) Porcher after Jean-Antoine Watteau "

Origin: France

Date: ca. 1895

This Vernis Martin brisé fan  is made of painted bone sticks that are connected via a silk ribbon (replaced at some point in time). The front of the fan shows  courting couples in Rococo costume within landscape inspired by the paintings of Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). The seated lady holding the sheet music for the musician is a very common figure group in Watteau's paintings. The fan is signed on the lower right side by Porcher, possibly Charles Albert Porcher (1834-1895) or one of his followers? The reverse shows a church within a landscape.

Length: 7.5" (19 cm) Width: 13.25" (33.5 cm)

This fan comes in its original brown paper covered (imitation leather) cardboard box.

Condition: Fan=excellent, with ever so slight wear on the ribbon.Box=very good with minor wear on the corners and age stains internally.

Price: SOLD

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


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