Lot 293
  • 293

An ivory, mother of pearl and tortoiseshell fan with chinoiserie ornament, French, circa 1770-1780

Estimate
3,000 - 4,000 GBP
Sold
5,000 GBP
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Description

  • An ivory, mother of pearl and tortoiseshell fan with chinoiserie ornament, French, circa 1770-1780
  • double leaf, mother of pearl, ivory, tortoiseshell
the paper leaf painted on each side with chinoiserie vignettes flanked by two portraits within silk and painted flower garlands alternating with oval net panels and spangles, the alternating ivory, mother of pearl and tortoiseshell sticks and guards carved, pierced and gilded en quatre couleurs with further chinoiserie figures and birds, paste pivot, with a label reading 'from the Emile Wertheimer Collection / July 1953', in a later paper case

Provenance

Emile Wertheimer Collection, 13/14 July 1953, the fans grouped as lots 28-32;  
anonymous vendor, Sotheby's, 18 June 1987, lot 37
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