Handmade Brussels Lace Mother of Pearl Wedding Fan

215.00

Large 19th century fan made of beautiful mother-of-pearl sticks and a handmade mixed Brussels bobbin appliqué-on-net and point-de-gaze lace leaf mounted on cream coloured silk satin. The lace is worked with sprays of flowers.

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Description

Origin: France and Belgium

Date: 1880s

This large 19th century fan is made of goldfish (greenish-pink) mother of pearl sticks and a handmade mixed Brussels (bobbin appliqué-on-net and point-de-gaze) lace leaf mounted on light cream coloured silk satin. The lace is worked with sprays of flowers. The backing leaf is a  cream coloured silk.
This fan comes in its original box. Sadly, the lid is missing.
Length: 10.75″ (27.5 cm) Width: 20.25″ (52 cm)

Condition: Excellent, usable condition with an old, sturdy re-connection/knitting of the right guard (not a break, but where two sections of mother of pearl were joined to make up the length of the stick), as per photos. I also noticed two tiny faint spots on the lace (only mentioned for total accuracy) and some perfume spots on the back leaf.