Over 150 years old and of surpassing excellence! This brise Vernis Martin fan is a very rare find indeed. The front is hand painted with a busy town scene, the reverse with two pastoral views. One is a breathtaking courtship vignette, the other a country manor, with coach and figures in the foreground. Each pastoral cartouche set within exquisite floral swags and upon a finely detailed ground. The ivory blades are decorated with Chinoiserie. The head riveted with gorgeous and glistening crystal cabochons. Superb artistry and excellent condition, with the original ribbon! Amazing addition to the finest collection.
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