Chinese, 19th century. A painted fan with carved and pierced tortoiseshell ribs, each side decorated with elaborate genre scenes featuring figures with applied silk robes and faces of painted ivory, edged in a painted floral and gilt border; housed in a gold-painted lacquer box that opens to a silk-lined interior, the lid decorated with similar genre scenes with figures composed of painted ivory faces and paint; fan lg. 10.75 in. (closed), box ht. 3, lg. 13.5, wd. 4 in.
Provenance:Property from the Estate of Lewis W. Walker, Jr., Hudson, OH
Some loss and small tears to paper. Loss to some silk lining and one figure's face on interior of box's lid.
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