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Lot 32: FINE PAIR OF CHINESE SILVER FILIGREE FANS, WITH EUROPEAN SILVERED AND GILT BRONZE STANDS Fans 35cm wide, stands (excluding fans) 48c...
December 5, 2012
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
FINE PAIR OF CHINESE SILVER FILIGREE FANS, WITH EUROPEAN SILVERED AND GILT BRONZE STANDS
the filigree fans composed of fifty fan filigree panels of scroll and foliate with various panels of country scenes and buildings, when folded closed held within a chased 'case' with Chinese scenes and scrolling panels, both set on adjustable simple cylindrical stem above three section gilt and silvered bronze bases supported by griffins and with classical Chinese motifs within cartouches (2)
Fans 35cm wide, stands (excluding fans) 48cm high
exceptional quality and condition throughout
both fans with only minor wear and no signs of losses to filigree, the silver work fresh and crisp
the mechanisims on both work and fit tightly into housings
both stand in good order with no obvious wear to plated areas of gilded, with minor surface marks and wear only
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