Not perfect, but an authentic c. 1860s "Jenny Lind" style hand fan, intricately carved bone guards and sticks remain strong and unbroken. Tassel is original, as are all of the individually cross-grain cut silk leaves and all those 180 year old sequins (some of the pique sequin dots on the old bone have gone missing - see images). I apologize that it's a bit dirty.
I'm told spit and a q-tip is the perfect way to clean old bone, but all things considered, I'm sure you prefer to do this loving tase yourself. All measurements are noted on our photos. Good to very good condition for age and type, the old cross-grain cut feather-like leaves of the fan show fraying, typical of how they were made. They're still loaded with flashy mirrored silver sequins of an interesting form, and the bone guards and sticks remain in fine form after so long.Definitely bone, as you can see the elongated striation of the structure of the bone cells. The old original tassel shows its age. All considered in our price. I've owned this one for 20 years, I think, tucked into a crate of fans, having accrued over time to quite a collection, now to be disbursed. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique mid Victorian Bone, Silk and Sequin Hand Fan, Jenny Lind Fashion, c.
1860" is in sale since Friday, April 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Hand Fans". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.