A mid to late 18th century decoup? fan, the paper leaf mounted on bone, the guards painted with flowers, the gorge sticks pierced, a central painted cartouche showing a gentleman on his knee imploring a lady for her hand, his horse and dog waiting patiently, a chaperone using a small telescope, and two side vignettes showing a man and a lady, all characters with good representation of 18th costume. Guard approx. 10.75 inches or 27cm, t/w a simple and elegant late 18th century fan with double leaf, the monture of finely pierced ivory, the leaf embroidered with small gold sequins and spangles, guard approx. 10 inches or 25.5cm (2)

Sold for: £160

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