27cm French Hand Fan, Gold Sequin and Pique on Guards, Sticks, Painting. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. RARE late 1700s French hand painted gouache on finest silk leaf fan, elaborately carved and foil-decorated bone guards and sticks. Hand carved guards are backed by mica, I’m quite certain, shimmering to a pink tone but unlike mother of pearl it has a different irredescence. On the front leaf a courting couple under an elaborate gazebo or pillar and trellis of sequins, flowers. It’s era is the French Romantic era, represented in art by the work of artists like Boucher, Fragonard, etc.. It’s a delicate old treasure, commensurate with age, and from the backside you can see very old restorations done with Japanese rice paper. Not a fan to use, but one to display, perhaps frame. It has its original box, lacking the old clasps to hold it closed. Measurements are 27cm long, closed, opening to 50cm (10.75″ opening to 19.75″). Impossibly slender sticks and guards which fan out at top to 2.5cm width. Very good to excellent condition for age and type, having survived, it presents commensurate with age and use, some Japanese rice paper restorations visible from back, light splits at tips of the paper at folds, and I’ve marked 2 spots where the guards show a loss/chip. Beautiful old gold and silver foil work, some lost to time. A rare and beautiful old treasure, this one. Photos show it from all angles. There are paste gem mounts as buttons but they have lost the paste stones on each side. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: French
- Age: Pre-1800
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Gold
- Country/Region of Origin: France
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