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Chinese Mandarin Painted and Lacquered Fan

China Ca. 1870

A late 19th century Chinese fan, many of which were exported to the West from the 1850s on. The paper is brightly painted in gouache water color and the sticks are black lacquered with intricate two tone gold with red highlights. The painted scenes are of Mandarins in court yard settings.

Price

$1700

Condition

Normal distress to the paper folds with light bumping at the outer edge. The lacquer sticks are in excellent antique condition.

Measurements

20.5" W, 11" H

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