Baraja fan. Vintage: Rods: 17 rods + 2 guards, made of dark wood, engraved and pierced with "piqué" work and windows with green silk taffeta painted in gouache and all of them joined at the top by a silk taffeta ribbon in its color. Finished in the shape of a nail.
Clavillo: riveted on a mother-of-pearl ferrule.
Face: three oval cartouches, surrounded by flowers, with a European-style water landscape and architecture. The cartouches flanked by windows with bouquets of flowers. Above the ribbon, on each rod, on the silk a flower framed by a golden pearly line.
Reverse: lacks decoration.
Guards: openwork and engraved with a plant motif with flower (no fabric).
According to Maryse Vollet this is a Filipino fan for export. The architecture is of European style. It is very similar to the fans with CE17485 and CE17484.
-EZQUERRA DEL BAYO, Joaquín: Exhibition of The fan in Spain. Illustrated General Catalog. Madrid, Spanish Society of Friends of Art, 1920, p.91, nº 421, Plate LXV.
-Ventalls i mantons de manila: exhibition, Romantic Museum, Can Papiol. Diputació de Barcelona, Servei de Cultura, 1987, p. 69, no. 39.
Cataloging Merino de Cáceres, Maruja