A vibrantly painted gorge section of an 18th century ivory fan, converted into a bris? by means of ribbon attached to the very top edge, the upper guard plain, the lower guard a typical guard carved in panels, featuring a figure and flowers, and tortoiseshell thumb guards, the central cartouche a painting of Venus with her chariot and her suitor Adonis with his hunting dogs, the reserves painted with exotic flowers with gold highlights, guard length approx. 7 inches or 19cm..

Sold for: £80

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