Fan gouache engraved characters gallant flowers Napoleon III nineteenth

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E60 687

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Fan decorated with gouache engravings representing elegant characters during a boat trip on one side and playing with a child in a bucolic landscape on the other, all surrounded by floral garlands, carved bone handle, openwork and decorated with gold inlays, Napoleon III XIXth century.

This fan is in good condition.

A note: slight sures at some folds, some tiny lack of gilding on the edges and on the handle, wear of time, see photos


* From the beginning of the 18th century, France was the leading producer of fans in Europe. The decoration of the first French fans is borrowed from illuminated manuscripts and tapestries. From 1770, the neoclassical style influenced manufacturing: the branches were less ornate and the leaf was often decorated with medallions. The painted fans return 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

  • Height 26,8 cm
  • Width ouvert 50,5 cm