Rich jewel fan, of broken type, the ivory* strands ending in ogives, painted with a bouquet of edelweiss and pink and blue flowers.
The plumes enhanced with a rich vermeil decoration drawing interlacing flowers, birds and grotesque masks in coloured enamel, enriched with garnets, turquoise and freshwater half pearls. Important gilt silver clasp with a similar decoration. Tassel of passementerie.
Austrian goldsmith's mark. Silver 800/1000
H.t. 21cm - Total weight : 159 gr
Provenance : Sothebys sale, 17 December 2008, "Property from Royal and noble families", lot 72/9.
N.B. : a very similar fan is illustrated in G. Barisch, "Wiener Schmuckfächer", in "Fächer, Spieglbilder ihrer Zeit", Hirmer, 2003, pp. 168-169