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A GROUP OF FANS, VARIOUS ORIGINS AND DATES | A group of fans, various origins and dates

2,500 - 3,500 GBP
3,125 GBP
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comprising: two mid eighteenth century painted, pierced and carved ivory fans, the first with sticks, guards and paper leaf decorated with chinoiserie ornament surrounding Minerva, the second with floral ornament, the paper leaf painted with Cleopatra's banquet, both probably French; and two later fans, the first of mother of pearl with sticks and guards pierced and gilded with a young gardener and his paramour, the leaf painted with lovers, a milestone inscribed: Droit de passage / pour l'ile de Cythère, the reverse inscribed: Alexandre, and a blond tortoiseshell fan, the guard applied with a gilt royal crown, the silk leaf painted with a snowy donkey ride, the reverse with a fishing boat, its sail inscribed: PAZ Feb. 79