[Silk fan]. Handheld folding silk fan, painted on one side.

France?, c. 1860.

14-rod rack of ornamentally decorated open-work bone. Coating colours on silk, figural and ornamental motifs, backed with paper. C. 27 cm.


Decorative neo-rococo silk fan, in imitation of the models produced in the late 18th century, integrating the pastoral themes popular in that age: a noble party within a idyllic setting, with a courtship scene providing the central motif, framed by floral garlands in the rococo style.

Occasional tiny tears to silk folds; some slight browning; traces of glue on reverse of the rack, some of the paper backing defective. The rods are very wide near the lower end, with grid-like apertures, while the upper end is narrow and shows floral decorations.

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