Fan with pierced and gilt ivory sticks, the guards set with silver gilt plaques, turquoise and seed pearls; signed Wiese.
The canepin leaf is painted on the recto with a seated female surrounded by putti, watched by a male figure from behind a nearby tree; signed A. Soldé.
The verso is painted with a simple rococo style border.
Soldé, A. (French, 1822 – 1893)
Painter of fans, including one sold at an Alexandre fan sale in 1875.
Wiese, J. (German, 1818 – 1890)
Jeweller who moved to Paris to collaborate with Froment-Meurice in 1839. Both jewellers exhibited in the 1862 Paris World Exhibition. He favoured Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance style.