Description: the leaf painted with Flora holding a cornucopia of flowers, surrounded by attendants competing to offer her flowers, in a luxuriant Italian garden, the reverse painted with a profusion of flowers on a dark background, associated contemporary plain ivory sticks, mother-of-pearl and paste pivot,
in a later silk case with Paris and London label for 'Duvelleroy'
Dimensions: 27.6cm, 10 7/8 in. long
Condition Report: superb painting on each side. minor wear and tear along egde and folds, gilt paint has tarnished though and a few pin holes in the leaf, barely noticeable. The ivory sticks are contemporary but have been associated somewhat later, their painted ornaments now gone.
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