China: Export Folding FanChina: Export Folding Fan
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China: Export Folding FanChina: Export Folding Fan
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Elegant Chinese export folding fan

Exquisite fan with paintings in gouache technique on both sides.

Front: Fighting warriors dressed in uniforms. The faces are painted on small ivory plates applied to the fan. The uniforms are decorated with pieces of colorful silk.

Back: Birds between gorgeous peonies in full bloom, framed by a blue bordure with ornaments.

Leaf made of paper with colourful gouache paintings on both sides. Fan´s skeleton is made of red lacquer, the 16 wide sticks are decorated with black lacquer. The painting on the sticks shows ladies during a conversation fanning air.

Span width: 52 cm

Date: Indonesia around 1850/70

Superb folding fan in excellent condition, collector’s item !

€ 1.700.-