This is a absolutely stunning French two-sided paper leafed hand fan with hand painted lively scene showing visiting couples and children in a garden on the front. The back is other women and children in a outdoor garden. The bones sticks and guards are shaped, carved, pierced and gilt. The rivet hold two mother of pearl studs. Framed in a two sided plexiglass frame Date: ca 1850. This is possibly made by Tiffany and Co. please see a similar example in the MMA fan collection item acquisition number 1981.40.
Condition: Fan is in excellent condition, some minor separation at the folds.
Dimensions: 19.5 inches (open), 10.25 inches (closed)