Rare and exquisite antique Chinese painted fan with carved ivory stick handle.


This is a beautiful fan with great detail. Cantonese and dating from around mid 19th century.

Decorated with beautiful court scenes in the “1000 Faces” pattern. The faces are made from ivory (or possibly ox bone) which has been applied to the paper and then painted. This fan has a particularly lovely border showing stylised fish.

We haven’t opened up the frame but it’s probably that the fan is also painted on the reverse.

Intricately and finely carved base.

The fan is generally in good condition (probably thanks to the way it’s been carefully framed), but there is a split in one stave of the handle, which you can see in the photos. This could be fixed, and is not in any case very noticeable. However, our price is an excellent one to allow for this fault.

SIZE of fan:- 28 cm high opens out to 53 cm at widest point.

We will send this framed, as shown, for protection. We pack very well.


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