France / China Fan with a farmyard scene and chinoiserie, 18th century.
This very rare fan consists of a sheet of paper covered with oyster shell powder on an openwork and carved ivory frame. A beautiful shell, visible when the fan is closed, is carved above the original rivet. The back sheet is decorated with a chinoiserie scene where two figures move among peonies. On the right, two quails are represented. The main face represents a rare farmyard subject where the birds are painted and embellished with real chicken feathers. All the birds shelter under vines and each grain of raisin is covered with a plate of iridescent mother-of-pearl giving the scene a very happy spirit.
The subject of this fan is very rare. It may have been made in Canton, for export, or in France in the second half of the 18th century. Indeed, some elements are very Chinese, others more European.
Some old restoration.
Former G. Lévy collection.
Exhibited at the Fan Museum in London in July 2019.
Published in the exhibition catalog.
56.5 x 31 x 3cm
Complies with French declarative regulations.
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