Lot 294: 'AN ALLEGORY'. A MOTHER-OF-PEARL FAN, PROBABLY FRENCH, CIRCA 1760 | 'An allegory'. A mother-of-pearl fan, probably French, circa 1760

Est: £800 - £1,200
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Description: the paper leaf painted with the courtship of Urania, wearing a bright pink dress, a fishing boat to one side and a nymph symbolising agriculture to the other, signed apparently:  J. Covack [?], the reverse with a parkland courtship, the mother-of-pearl sticks and guards carved, pierced, gilt and silvered with pastoral figures and trophies, paste pivot, in a later paper case
Dimensions: 27.2cm., 10 3/4 in. long
Condition Report: superbly painted leaf, but several patches of restoration visible on both sides and tears at junction of leaf and two sticks in central section. some minor tear and wear along folds commenurate with age. some damages to sticks , gilt and silver ornament missing and tarnished.
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