Lot n° 320
1500 - 2000
Result with fees
: 3 478EUR
Rare large folded "Four Seasons" Point de... - Lot 320 - Coutau-Bégarie
Rare large folded "Four Seasons" Point de Gaze fan, circa 1880-1900.
The extremely fine needleworked lace leaf, whose beauty and symbolism of the design, as well as the exceptional quality and precision of execution, indicate the provenance of a large Belgian workshop, possibly the Minne-Dansaert House, some examples of which are kept in the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels.
Composition with abundant decoration of roses, anemones, fuchsia, lilac branches, foliage and cartouches decorated with various modes, with four characters each symbolizing a season, from left to right: a youngster sitting with his hands full of flowers for spring, a reaper standing sharpening the blade of his scythe with a sheaf of wheat and a jug at his feet for the summer, for autumn a young hunter, rifle at his shoulder in a country landscape holding high up in front of him a hare that his dog is watching attentively at his feet, and a youngster sitting under a tree with bare branches, a bundle of dead wood at his feet for winter, a network of great finesse. Light ivory cotton. (nice condition, a fine discreet small resumption to the network)
Mounting and bélière in brown tortoiseshell* pompom of trimmings. Frame height: 35.5 cm. Leaf height: 21.5 cm.
* Scale: Specimens made from the scales of marine turtles, Cheloniidae spp (I/A-EC), a so-called pre-Convention specimen prior to 1 June 1947 (EC Rule 338/97 of 9 December 1996 Art. 2 -W mc).
Provenance: Phillips sale, London, November 1994.
A fan dating from about 1880-1900 having plain tortoiseshell sticks and leaf of
Brussels needlelace,Point de Gaze,designed with four country children depicting the seasons in cartouches surrounded by scrolls and blossom.
Provenance: Phillips auctioneer, London, November 1994
Return to catalogue