Fan with mother of pearl sticks and guards applied with a lace-like filigree of pierced white mother of pearl. One guard is applied with a gold monogram and crown.
The double canepin leaf is painted on the recto with a bucolic scene of figures in a landscape.
The verso is painted with a diamond shaped coronet and monogram set in the centre and two further vignettes with cameos of putti. Signed and dated Alexandre, 1863.
Alexandre, Félix (French, b. 1823)
Designer and painter, who rose to fame during the 1850s to become fan-maker to Empress Eugenie, the Queen of the Netherlands and Queen Victoria.