Then the whole fan is painted. The sticks are black and gold lacquer. These fans were produced in Canton and Macau for the European market in the 19th century.
The painted reverse is indicative of Macau. The fan comes with it's original box with a retailer/importer label from London. The box is 9 1/4 long. The guardstick length when the fan is fully extended is 10.
In excellent condition and guaranteed to be as described. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "Rare Chinese Export Telescoping Fan with Applied Faces Original Box Circa 1850" is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts".
The seller is "flanagan-laneantiques" and is located in Lynnwood, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.