Fan engraving watercolor characters french romantic fan nineteenth campaign

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F30 792

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80,00 €

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Fan composed of watercolor engravings representing various characters in country scenes; on the other side, plant motifs, flower baskets and bees, bone (beef) and mother-of-pearl frame finely perforated and embellished with silver inlays, from the romantic period of the first half of the 19th century.

This fan is in its own juice and will be restored.

A note: it is attached with a string, many accidents and rips, it is no longer in one piece, stains on the paper (ink in particular), some gaps, cracks and breaks on the parts in mother of pearl, look good photos.


* From the beginning of the 18th century, France is the largest fan producer in Europe. The decoration of the first French fans is borrowed from illuminated manuscripts and tapestries. From 1770, the neoclassical style influenced the manufacture: the branches are less ornate and the leaf is often decorated with medallions. The painted fans come back to the style of the day under the Second Empire. The subjects are often pastiches of the themes of the previous century: gallant or pastoral scenes. Old fans are sought after by collectors. (Larousse)

Data sheet

  • Width ouvert env. 47 cm
  • Longueur 27 cm