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A Ballooning fan, the silk leaf painted with vignettes of Ascension de Blanchard au Champ de Mars, à Paris, le 2 Mars 1784 and Dijon 12 Juin 1784 Guyton de Morvan at Verly, the central vignette with two ladies and three gentlemen in 18th century dress watching a balloon ascent through a mica window as they dine, the reserves with further mica spy holes and gauze insertions, the border with a trompe l'oeil of lace applied with sequins, the ivory sticks pierced and gilt with balloons and set with a spy glass at the rivet - in glazed, fan-shaped case 19in., (49cm) at base, circa 1900

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A Ballooning fan, the silk leaf painted with vignettes of Ascension de Blanchard au Champ de Mars, à Paris, le 2 Mars 1784 and Dijon 12 Juin 1784 Guyton de Morvan at Verly, the central vignette with two ladies and three gentlemen in 18th century dress watching a balloon ascent through a mica window as they dine, the reserves with further mica spy holes and gauze insertions, the border with a trompe l'oeil of lace applied with sequins, the ivory sticks pierced and gilt with balloons and set with a spy glass at the rivet - in glazed, fan-shaped case 19in., (49cm) at base, circa 1900
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See South Kensington Sale 25 May 1999 lot 45 for similar example
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