Mother and child, hand painted on one side of the small c.1825 fan, and a bouquet of flowers painted on the opposite side. The fan is a portrait fan, a memento made for someone. Charming subject, and lovely early 1800s fan. Measurements noted in both cm and inches. Small, typical of its time, just 6.5" long closed. Initially I thought it might be bone, long striated cell structure, but with even closer inspection, I do believe it is ivory*. Just a couple years past French or 1st Empire era.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Every stick is ornamented with the cut-through design, and while none are broken, there are 2 small flaws in the cutaways. I marked with 'x' for review. The ribbon seems to me the old original. Shown from all angles, for your full review.
*IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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