This is such a STUNNING antique English Victorian hand painted and mother of pearl fan set in a gilded frame, dating from the late 19th Century. The fan is beautifully hand painted with a central cartouche featuring a collection of lovely pink and white flowers by splendid torch of green leaves with silver stems and highly detailed slik lace background with silver lines. It has exquisite solid and floral gilt decorated mother of pearl sticks and guards. On the top right of the fan, it was signed by the artist Giner Valls, as it was circled out in one of the photos. It is set in an elegant arched glazed and gilded wall mounted case.
This beautiful fan belongs to a special wall in a collector's home. It'll truly be such a stunning addition to any home or collection, and it may also be a perfect gift to your loved ones on special occasions! In excellent condition, please see photos and the video below for confirmation. Height 17.0'' x Width 26.5'' x Depth 2'.Height 43cm x Width 67cm x Depth 5cm. Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre.
Both black and white nacre are and were used for design purposes. They were used as decorative motif used in cabinet making or silversmithing. The natural nacre may be artificially tinted to almost any colour. Nacre tesserae may be cut into shapes and laminated to a ceramic tile or marble base.The tesserae are hand-placed and closely sandwiched together, creating an irregular mosaic or pattern (such as a weave). The laminated material is typically about 2 mm thick. The tesserae are then lacquered and polished creating a durable and glossy surface. Materials and Techniques: Mother-of-Pearl, Gilt, Hand-Painted.
Date of Manufacture: circa 1890. All items will be cleaned and carefully wrapped with lots of bubble wrap and paper for protection. There are lots of other treasures at my store. Please feel free to look around and don't hesitate to message me with any questions on the items.