A late 18th century Conundrum fan, dated 1791, the simple monture of pale wood, the guards polished, the double paper leaf printed with musical scores and various vignettes in the form of questions on cards, containing riddles with romantic themes in both English and French, supplemented with hearts and a pink fan, the central feature a sheaf of red rose buds and leaves tied with blue ribbon, entitled ? Bouquet fantastique?, the verso with a simple depiction of cupid with arrows and a flaming torch, above an oval containing lettering ?O CHRNNHTNTHLGS? and ?repondre Si Vous Plait?, marked to the side border ?Published by Sarah Ashton No 28 Little Britain April 25th 1791?, not in the Schreiber collection, contained in a period fan tube covered in paper in autumnal colours, guard approx. 10 inches or 24.5cm.

Sold for: £300

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