A fan, the leaf painted with a putto dressed as a Palmer, with cape and hat trimmed with cockle-shells, offering a baby to an elegant couple, the reserves silvered and richly painted with still lives of vases of flowers, fruit and a parrot, the verso with flowers and fruit, a tambourine, bagpipes and butterflies, the mother of pearl sticks carved, pierced, silvered and gilt - 11in., French, possibly for the Spanish market, circa 1770

Details
A fan, the leaf painted with a putto dressed as a Palmer, with cape and hat trimmed with cockle-shells, offering a baby to an elegant couple, the reserves silvered and richly painted with still lives of vases of flowers, fruit and a parrot, the verso with flowers and fruit, a tambourine, bagpipes and butterflies, the mother of pearl sticks carved, pierced, silvered and gilt - 11in., French, possibly for the Spanish market, circa 1770

See colour plate 9

More from A Collection of Important Fans

View All
View All