Lot Number: 25

Estimate: £100 - £150

A mid-19th century white Mother of Pearl fan, the sticks gilded and silvered with flowers, the double paper leaf with strong gold reserves, resplendent with garlands of flowers, two small vignettes featuring naked cherubs surrounded by flowers, guardians of babies in baskets above them, the central cartouche hand coloured with a scene of a well-dressed lady and her attendants gathering flowers, the lady being supported by two of her attendants, perhaps expecting the baby alluded to at the sides? the verso with three scenes shows a young boy with a birdcage, another sitting with two older ladies, and a young woman in pink robe, guard approx. 10.5 inches or 26.5cm