Ventaglio

Ventaglio

1730-1740, Europe - Fan - Skin leaf etched and painted in gouache; pierced, carved, and gilded sticks backed with mother-of-pearl; paste - Reverse: picture of couple seated surrounded by printed “lace” on blue stylized background, gilt border, in center of leaf; blue shading along top, narrow gilt band at bottom

1730-1740, Europe - Fan - Skin leaf etched and painted in gouache; pierced, carved, and gilded sticks backed with mother-of-pearl; paste - Reverse: picture of couple seated surrounded by printed “lace” on blue stylized background, gilt border, in center of leaf; blue shading along top, narrow gilt band at bottom

Ventaglio

Ventaglio

1755-1760, England (?) - Découpé "cabriolet" fan - Skin leaf découpé and painted in watercolor; carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks; paste

1755-1760, England (?) - Découpé "cabriolet" fan - Skin leaf découpé and painted in watercolor; carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks; paste

1775-1790, England - Fan with painted gray-white paper leaf - Small painted and silvered sprays of flowers in manner of Spitalsfield silks; light brown paper band at top. Carved ivory sticks, blades form decorative motif when closed. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet.

1775-1790, England - Fan with painted gray-white paper leaf - Small painted and silvered sprays of flowers in manner of Spitalsfield silks; light brown paper band at top. Carved ivory sticks, blades form decorative motif when closed. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet.

Beautiful Chinese Fan

Beautiful Chinese Fan

1880-1890, Belgium or France - Fan - Fan with Brussels point and bobbin lace appliquéd to black net leaf, embroidered with steel sequins. Design of large floral spray right, vegetative motifs along borders. Neopolitan shell sticks with steel piqué work. Neopolitan shell studs on rivet and ring.

1880-1890, Belgium or France - Fan - Fan with Brussels point and bobbin lace appliquéd to black net leaf, embroidered with steel sequins. Design of large floral spray right, vegetative motifs along borders. Neopolitan shell sticks with steel piqué work. Neopolitan shell studs on rivet and ring.

1740s, England for the Spanish market - Mask fan - Paper leaf patched with skin, etched, engraved, and painted in watercolor; pierced, partially painted, varnished and gilded ivory sticks; mother-of-pearl; brass

1740s, England for the Spanish market - Mask fan - Paper leaf patched with skin, etched, engraved, and painted in watercolor; pierced, partially painted, varnished and gilded ivory sticks; mother-of-pearl; brass

1862, England - Fan - Painted and gilded paper leaf. Obverse: center scene of “His Majesty George III, with Queen Charlotte and the Royal Family”, floral motifs at borders and sides. Gilded paper binding. Carved mother-of-pearl sticks with gilded scenes of man and woman (center blades), woman on obverse guard, man on reverse gurad, floral motifs. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Brass rings set with six red stones.

1862, England - Fan - Painted and gilded paper leaf. Obverse: center scene of “His Majesty George III, with Queen Charlotte and the Royal Family”, floral motifs at borders and sides. Gilded paper binding. Carved mother-of-pearl sticks with gilded scenes of man and woman (center blades), woman on obverse guard, man on reverse gurad, floral motifs. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Brass rings set with six red stones.

1870-1875, Austria - Fan - Silk leaf, painted, bordered with gilt; ivory sticks; ivory guards gilt, decorated with pearls, garnets, enamel, silver

1870-1875, Austria - Fan - Silk leaf, painted, bordered with gilt; ivory sticks; ivory guards gilt, decorated with pearls, garnets, enamel, silver

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