London, South Kensington
16 February 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A ROYAL FAN, SIGNED E. FANTY LESCURE
the silk leaf painted en grisaille with nine classical figures, possibly muses, the ivory sticks gilt with garlands and cloute with steel, the upper guardstick gilt with a crown,--15in. (38cm), circa 1895, in Perspex case
Probably Princess Elizabeth of Wied (1843-1916) who in 1869 married Prince Charles Hohenzollern who became first King of Romania.
Princess Elizabeth Bibesco.
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Emma Fanty Lescure b. La Rochelle, d 1935.
Part of the fan box label is stuck to the Perspex case: 'Eventaillist, Avenue de l'Opera.' Faucon was at 38 Avenue de l'Opera in 1895 and Goosens at no. 32 at about that time.
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