Fan gouache mother of pearl elegant characters landscape Napoleon III nineteenth

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E60 847

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150,00 €

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Fan adorned with a gouache representing a country scene with characters elegantly dressed in ball or ceremonial costumes, scene surrounded by arabesques and vegetal friezes in gilding, openwork mother-of-pearl frame richly decorated with gold and gold inlays. silver as well as a small mirror and a cameo, Napoleon III XIXth century.

This fan is in its own juice, it is damaged.

A note: some breakages and accidents on the mother-of-pearl frame (old repairs), some tears on the paper (yellowed and stained in places), wear of time, carefully look at the photos for details and defects.


* 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 production: the branches were less ornate and the leaf was often decorated with medallions. Painted fans are back in fashion 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 28 cm
  • Width ouvert env. 51,5 cm