SUPERB 19THC.HERALDIC LACE FAN W/CROWN,CENTAUR WITH BOW AND ARROW


SUPERB 19THC.HERALDIC LACE FAN W/CROWN,CENTAUR WITH BOW AND ARROW.Circa 19THC, a rare hand made lace fan with Heraldic or Coat of arms oval with a crown above and at the center of the oval a centaur with bow and arrow.This seems to have been made in Italy as this came with a good early collection of Italian Gros Point and other  laces. The centaur is Sagittarius, in Europe the centaur  was a symbol of virility and was used to signify that the person was eminent in battle.The design and workmanship are excellent.In very good strong condition,a few very small dark spots on edgeThe meandering scrollwork,vines, flowers and leaves in the design of lace are graceful and intricate .(Item #)

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