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A Victorian Hand Painted Bone Fan

A Victorian Hand Painted Bone Fan

SKU: RJ02644
£65.00Price

The folding hand fan originated in Asia and came to Europe in the 1500's. It was seen as exotic and very stylish and would have only been used by the very wealthiest of woman. By the 1800's fans had become very popular and would have been used for all occasions from parties to funerals. The fan was also used as a flirtatious form of communication - albeit very subtle.

This is a sweet fan decorated with hand painted cherubs and sequins, with carved bone guards.

 

Condition; The guards are in good condition, the silk has several fine holes.

 

Dimensions: 41cm x 24cm 

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SKU:

RJ02644

Period:

1860

The folding hand fan originated in Asia and came to Europe in the 1500's. It was seen as exotic and very stylish and would have only been used by the very wealthiest of woman. By the 1800's fans had become very popular and would have been used for all occasions from parties to funerals. The fan was also used as a flirtatious form of communication - albeit very subtle.

This is a sweet fan decorated with hand painted cherubs and sequins, with carved bone guards.

 

Condition; The guards are in good condition, the silk has several fine holes.

 

Dimensions: 41cm x 24cm 

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