Still working through my fan collections of decades. The hand painted flowers on this silk satin-leaf Geslin fan are prettiest ever. French paste gems, 26.5 cm guards, 2.5 cm widest at the end and shoulder. Sticks also painted. Excellent for 19th c., and original box, Geslin, 5bis Bd des Italiens, Passage des Princes. 10, Paris. Fan and label both signed GESLIN, a top maker. Charming 19th century covered 'side streets' (bis) open only to walking traffic, lined with boutiques, there are several such places around Paris - still charming! All measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Box is tattered at ends, but is original and has protected the fan beautifully. Back side is plain matching silk satin. No damage to guards or sticks, even the trim on the leaf is excellent, which is rare. A superb display fan, or one you could certainly use. Ivory monture in excellent condition, as well.
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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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