Large Victorian Rare Dyed Horn Fan


Large mid-19th century fan made of carved and rare dyed blonde horn sticks to resemble tortoiseshell and a hand coloured lithograph leaf showing romantic pastoral scenes.



Origin: France or Spain

Date: 1850-1860

This large mid-19th century fan is made of carved and gilded (applied gilded silver foil) dyed horn sticks and a double paper leaf. The sticks are dyed to resemble tortoiseshell – rare for fans of the mid-Victorian era. Both sides show handcoloured lithographs, the front a romantic pastoral scene and on the back a charming scene of two young ladies and a child harvesting apples. The reserves show gold coloured scrolls.

Length: 10.5″ (27 cm) Width: 20″ (50.5 cm)

Condition: Excellent, usable condition, with an near invisible repair on the leaf.