λ An early 18th century ivory fan, circa 1740, with carved and pierced guards and sticks, all profusely inlaid with the finest of intricate silver pique work, the skin leaf mounted 'a l'anglaise' and painted with a scene of David the humble shepherd and talented musician, presenting the head of the Philistine Goliath to King Saul of Israel, two children amongst the entourage carry Goliath's own sword with which David had beheaded the giant, numerous flowers to the verso, typical of early 18th century fans, 28cm long

Sold for: £1,400

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