Royal and Noble. A group of eleven fans, from the Bourbon Parma family in various dates and makers.
A group of eleven fans, various dates and makers including a Tortoiseshell fan, the sticks and guards pierced and decorated in two colors of gold foil. The guards over mother of pearl, the paper leaf painted with David playing at the court of Saul. The reverse with Jupiter appearing to Io, French, circa 1760, 29 cm, 11 1/2 in. An ivory fan, the sticks and guards spangled and foiled in different tones of gold, the sequined silk leaf painted with a seated harpist and tentative lover, 27cm, 10 5/8in.
A scarlet lacquer brisé fan and a finely carved ivory example, Chinese, early 19th century, 19 & 20 cm, 7 1/2 & 7 7/8in; a stained wood fan, the paper leaf charmingly painted with acrobatic kite flyers, Japanese, circa 1900, 30.5cm, 14in.A Tortoiseshell and game bird feather fan, the guard applied with cipher F below a royal crown, German or Austrian, circa 1880, 35.5cm, 14in.
And early 19th century Spanish fans, one pierced and gilded horn, the guards applied with gold and enamel panels set with carnelian lozenges, embroidered silk leaf, one mother of pearl with spangled sticks and gilt-metal guards set with purple pastes, printed and coloured leaf.The other. of gilded ivory, the elaborately sequinned leaf printed and coloured with ‘Entrada de los Reyes y Real familia en la Ciudad de Barcelona el día 11 de Sept.. de 182, in original foiled paper case, 14-21.5cm, 5 1/2-81/2 in. Two further fans and three cases.
The triumphal entry of King Carlos IV of Spain and Queen Maria Luisa to Barcelona on 11 September 1802 was described in the London Morning Post of 22 November 1802, ‘The triumphal car, in which the Royal Pair entered the town, was covered with sheets of gold, sustaining at the top a crown of diamonds of immense value ..The procession lasted upwards of two hours, and the enthusiasm of the people … was excessive’. For further details of the Event, see the footnote to a pearl, gold and enamel snuff box, Guidon, Guide and Blondet, Geneva, 1802-1804 – Sotheby’s London, 3 July 2012, lot 172 — and Maria de los Ángeles Pérez Samper, Barcelona, Corte, La visita de Carlos !V en 1802, Barcelona, 1973.
Information and Images are shared from an Article published by Sotheby’s London, on December 28th, 2018. Images Credit: Sotheby’s, 2018.