A Circa 1860's Mother-of-Pearl Fan , the monture carved and pierced, silvered and gilded, the deep and substantial gorge sticks mounted with a narrow double paper leaf. On the recto a group of well-dressed ladies and one gentleman relax outdoors, a central group amusing a child by providing a ride on a goat.The verso shows a more tranquil scene of a young man slumbering beneath a tree, with two ladies attempting to shade him from the sun. Contained in a pink period card fan box with floral paper adhered to the lid and sides and an oval panel centrally showing a lady in period dress.
Signature underneath the box for "Mrs Robt Taylor". Guard length 10.25 inches or 26cm. Two gorge sticks broken down at the rivet, the lower slivers missing, and another gorge stick in repaired half way up. The silvering is dull and some of the gilding is rubbed. The leaf is a little crumpled to the sides and there are nicks to the folds.
A paper repair is visible to the bottom border on the lower guard/recto. The item "Antique Fan c1860's Mother of Pearl original box hand painted" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019.This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Vintage Accessories\Hand Fans". The seller is "jwbygones" and is located in Morpeth. This item can be shipped worldwide.