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Origin: France or Spain

Date: 1850

This large fan is made of carved and pierced bone sticks and individual double blueish green silk leaves. The sticks are inlaid with embossed round blueish green and copper coloured foil pieces that is shaped into stylised blossoms. The front leaf is handpainted with pink, yellow and white roses and morning glory (Convolvulus tricolor). The tip of each leaf has white marabou feathers attached to it (the current feathers are modern replacements - the original ones had deteriorated or where removed, when marabou feather tips went out of fashion).

The fan has the most beautiful hand-knotted, bi-coloured silk tassel attached to its elaborate carrying ring. The colour of the tassel matches that of the leaves.

Length: 12" (30.5 cm) Width: 22" (56 cm)

Condition: Very good, but many of the embossed foil inlay is missing on the the sticks (see photos). I also believe that this fan was displayed in a frame for some time, as the colour of the leaf appears to have been pastel blue originally (visible underneath the overlapping leaves)(see photos). It is now a seafoam green.

Price: SOLD

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

 

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