A bone fan circa 1860?s, the monture carved, pierced and silvered with an unusual shape to the lower guard and gorge, the gorge sticks appearing to interlink, the double leaf of cream silk backed with paper, featuring a group of young ladies in 18th century dress on a terrace, one pushing a younger girl on a swing, the verso showing a lady taking a stroll with a friend or chaperone, reading a love letter, the author of the letter concealed behind a bush eavesdropping, guard approx. 10 5/8 inches or 27cm; the second fan of a similar period features a musical gathering outdoors, the bone monture carved, pierced, silvered and gilded, guard approx. 10.25 inches or26cm (2)

Sold for: £90

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