Zephyr and Flora Ivory Fan

250.00

Large 18th century fan made of ivory sticks and a fine vellum leaf. The front is handpainted with a mythological scene showing Zephyr and the Goddess Flora accompanied by Cupid. The upper guardsticks have an unusual feature – they are outlined with an inlayed gold coloured chain.

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Description

Origin: Holland

Date: ca. 1780

This large 18th century fan is made of ivory sticks and a fine vellum leaf. The front of the fan is handpainted with a mythological scene showing Zephyr and the Goddess Flora accompanied by Cupid. The reserves depict fruit. The reverse shows a small central scene of a fishing gentleman. The upper guardsticks have an unusual feature – they are outlined with an inlayed gold coloured chain.

Length: 11″ (28 cm) Width: 20.5″ (51.5 cm)

Condition: Excellent.