Description: the paper leaf painted on each side with chinoiserie vignettes flanked by two portraits within silk and painted flower garlands alternating with oval net panels and spangles, the alternating ivory, mother of pearl and tortoiseshell sticks and guards carved, pierced and gilded
en quatre couleurs with further chinoiserie figures and birds, paste pivot, with a label reading
'from the Emile Wertheimer Collection / July 1953',
in a later paper case
Dimensions: 26.3cm, 10 1/4 in. long
Condition Report: overall good condition and delicate painting, some usual tears and wear along edges and folds, some tears to mesh panels. some spangles missing as well gilding to sticks but overall good condition and charming.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Provenance: Emile Wertheimer Collection, 13/14 July 1953, the fans grouped as lots 28-32;
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anonymous vendor, Sotheby's, 18 June 1987, lot 37