- Clever design
- Mirror on one side
- From Sorrento, Italy C. 1900
A beautiful fan from Sorrento which dates to around 1900. This pretty fan has very a clever design where it retracts in two parts into the handle. Pull the tassel at the top to open and pull the bottom to close.
It is made from olive wood and has a beautiful swallow hand painted on one side and a mirror on the other. The fan is in very condition for its age with slight foxing here and there. The pretty design appears a bluey green colour which matches the tassels. The mirror side also has the words ‘Ricordo Di Sorrento’ written in the design which means remember Sorrento. This confirms that this was a souvenir piece from Sorrento. There is a lace border all around the edge.
Sadly, a small piece of wood has broken off and is missing from the bottom of the handle on the mirror side of the fan, but apart from that, this is in lovely condition for its age.
The fan measures approx. 33cm when opened, the handle measures approx. 25 cm and when opened it measures approx. 25cms wide.