Arthur Blackborne Collection of Fans and Fan Related Books (Part I)

Wednesday 23 May, 12noon

The Collection includes Chinese brisé fans in tortoiseshell, ivory, sandalwood, lacquered wood, and filigree/enamelled metal, most from the 19th century, and several from the 18th century. The folding fans include examples with harbour scenes, the Hongs, and others with very unusual subjects on the leaf, and several sizes of cabriolet fans. The Japanese fans include a fine tortoiseshell brisé with takammaki-e, and two telescopic ivory fans, guards  inset with unusual creatures in Shibayama work. Many of the European fans are rare, some with the leaf mounted on 18th century carved ivory sticks made for the export market, many with chinoiserie subjects, and with découpage. Also on offer will be rare biblical and mythological fans, pastoral fans with elaborate montures, and some Regency examples.

Viewing: 22 May 10am-5pm, and morning of sale
Catalogue will be available closer to sale date

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