|Be sure to click on the photo, it takes you to all the pictures on the post. Then right click again and select "open image in new tab". Then you can left click one more time and see the enlarged photo - and really appreciate the handpainting.|
I love this fan. The painting is an exquisite scene. Of course I love this because it shows all the wonderful lace on the dresses. I also love the gilt border design with roses.
Check out the mother of pearl sticks that are carved with scene. Condition wise this fan does have a few issues, the paper folds are wearing. I don't plan on starting a fan collection, it is more of a period collection. Does that make sense?
So go find a fan... be careful if you are looking for period fans, there are alot of Victorian fans where the scene is not handpainted, it is a lithographed print.
Below is a find from an antique show this weekend. It's my new favorite print. It is a hand-colored stipple, and has everything I love in an old print, a boy wearing period clothing, a dog, sheep, what could be better?
|Circa 1796 - 1804|
Get out there, hunt for treasures when it is to hot to garden, but stay cool, no matter where you are!