MUSEUM French Mother of Pearl Brisé Fan Gold & Silver Finest Known (ca1810-1815)
Original & Antique French hand carved fan, the sticks are very thinly sliced, making the fan so delicate that it is remarkable it has remained in very good condition for 200 years. Each stick is pierced with an identical design, alternately reversed to create a repeated pattern. The piercing is extremely fine, and would have required great skill with a tiny jewelers saw, especially as the mother-of-pearl is so much more fragile than ivory. The sticks are so beautiful decorated with gold and silver encrusted.
Sadly, photographs dont do it justice. It is so much prettier in person. The iridescence of the mother-of-pearl shifts with the light from dark gray to light gray to silvery-white. Very good condition as pictured.
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The item "MUSEUM French Mother of Pearl Brisé Fan Gold & Silver Finest Known (ca1810-1815)" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Hand Fans".
The seller is "brandsdeluxe" and is located in Hollywood, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Material: Mother of Pearl
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Silver