• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5919

    Christie's Interiors

    8 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 313

    A FAN AND A BODKIN CASE

    1786

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FAN AND A BODKIN CASE
    1786
    the paper leaf painted with silver dots and decorated with silver sequins, alternating wooded and ivory sticks; the bodkin case of carved ivory
    Fan: 10in. (25.5cm.)
    Bodkin Case: 5.2in. (13cm.)
    Dated: 17 April 1786 on the reverse
    With two letters stating that both items came from the Duchess of Devonshire (3)


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