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"Cupidons in Training" by L. Stouder

Origin: France

Date: ca. 1900

This magnificent fan is made of carved and painted bone sticks and a double cream coloured silk leaf. The sticks show flowers and shells. The front leaf is beautifully handpainted in soft pastel tones (pinks and blues) and cupidons at target practice with a bow and arrow. The leaf is signed L. Stouder on the left (L. Stouder was an accomplished painter who painted for Duvelleroy - nothing is known about her (him?)). The leaf is also adorned with tiny gold coloured sequins.

Length: 9.5" (24 cm) Width: 18" (46 cm)

The fan comes in a satin covered and lined cardboard box (not original with the fan, but contemporary with it) that bears the label for Duvelleroy, Regent Street, London.

Condition: Good, BUT with a couple of minor separations and invisible repairs on some folds of the front silk leaf (lower far left and right sides and one centre fold), hence the fan is probably best suited for framing (see photos). The box is excellent condition.

Price: SOLD

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


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