Antique Georgian Carved Cow Bone Faux Ivory Fan Eventail Ventaglio Abanico 1805 For Sale
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An Antique Georgian (Empire) English, French or Chinese? Carved Ox Bone Faux Ivory "Frozen Lace" Brisé Fan dated to around 1800/1805
DescriptionI remain unconvinced that these types of fans were made in China. I strongly suspect that this was made in England or France. The fan is made of carved/pierced ox (cattle) bone sticks that are connected via a pure silk ribbon (properly replaced). Please note that the fan is not white, but cream/light yellow in colour (naturally patinated). The design shows small highly stylised flowers, foliage and swirls. It is of a type that is frequently described as "frozen lace". Very pretty indeed.
The fan measures approx. 6.75" long and 12.5" wide at its widest point. The measurements for this fan in centimeters are 17 cm long and 31.5 cm wide.
The fan is in very good condition.The only fault I could find is a small missing section on the left guardstick - this must have happened a long time ago, it is not a fresh break (see photos). If one looks very long and hard at the fan, one can spot two tiny, tiny breakouts on the right side, but these are nearly invisible and are just mentioned for total accuracy (see photos).
PostagePackaging and postage WITH INSURANCE, TRACKING AND REGISTRATION to the UK via Airmail will cost £7.60, within Europe via Airmail £7.60 (ca. 9.00 Euro), overseas via Airmail £7.70 (ca. US$11.50).
I will gladly combine items for shipping (but I require payment before items can be held back for combined shipping). I always refund excess shipping costs.
PaymentI accept PayPal and International bank transfer, but preferably in Euro. Please await my invoice before making a payment.
Terms & ConditionsPayment is to be made within 3 days of the sale. All sales are final! I will not issue refunds or accept returns because a buyer claims not to have read/understood the description! I go to great lengths to describe my items in as much detail as possible/necessary to give the buyer an idea of the condition. It is the buyers responsibility to read the description, view the images and ask questions BEFORE the sale ends! Speaking a foreign language is not accepted as an excuse! I speak several European languages, so please feel free to ask questions in your language.
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