Folding Fan


From: France

Curatorial Section: Historic

Object Number CG2015-10-23
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience France
Period 18th Century
Date Made 1700-1799
Section Historic
Materials Mother-of-Pearl | Paper

Mother of Pearl sticks, carved and painted with gold and black accents, end pieces have raised gold figures - lovers and cupids. Paper leaf painted on both sides in gouche.

Front scene is of men dressed as Classical Greek-Roman soldiers being bid farewell by women, has chariots and horses.

Reverse scene has 3 panels showing a nobleman pursuing a noblewomen (French?).

Has several broken pieces, including one of the end pieces

Height 27.5 cm
Other Number 41 - Drexel Number | 112 - Other Number

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