Chinese fan, Canton for export, 19th century
Chinese Fan. The leaf is painted of forty characters on each side on terraces and in gardens. The heads of the eighty characters are ivory carved and glued on the paper, the clothes of these same characters are silk also stuck on the paper. Beautiful lacquered bamboo frame. In its original box in lacquered wood. It is approximately 11,02″ long and 20,86″ in diameter. The frame is in perfect condition, some wear of use on the leaf, visible in the photos.
China, Canton, for export to Europe, circa 1880.