I am presenting another face screen today that happens to be my favorite. If I didn't already own several it would be added to my collection.
This one is English in origin and dates to the mid to late 19th Century. It is made of papier mache and has a hand painted floral center motif. The handle is ebonized wood that has been lathe turned.
What I think makes this particular piece so spectacular is its fine cut out shape. The borders are enhanced by a fancy hand painted gilded design. The central gilded vase contains flowers and leaves that have all been inlaid with mother of pearl creating a shimmering effect.
Couldn't you just see this piece placed atop your mantle, or jazzing up a side table?
The screen measures about 15 1/8" in length. Its width is about 9 1/2". This piece needs to be shipped parcel post. Considering its age this piece is in wonderful condition. The papier mache has almost no crazing and all the gilding is intact. The handle is tight and secure and I see only one very small corner chip on the backside of a edge scallop. Almost non existent but noted for accuracy.
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