Auction or Gallery status
User login

Forgot your password or username?

Shop Catalogue

Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Title: Very fine folding fan with painting of Minerva, Juno and 2 peacocks.
Published in: ca. 1820
Size: 8.1 x 14.2 inches.
20.5 x 36.0 cm.

In original colours.
Condition: Folding fan, composed of a double skin sheet gouache painted, mounted on brown tortoiseshel. One of the mother-of-pearl's stems is missing, and one is a bit broken. Else in good condition.
Condition Rating

Small folding fan made of double skin sheet, mounted in English style, painted with gouache and depicting Minerva and Juno sitting near each other and receiving the visit of an angel heralding peace and harmony. Minerva who is the Goddess of the wisdom art and war, is shown in whole-length, seated on a cloud, wearing a helmet and with a lance and a shield with the head of a Gorgon.
In the center Juno, goddess of marriage and child birth.

A rainbow in the back that accompanies it, disappear in the darkness represented in the background.

VERSO : The back is representing a woman at the door of her cottage.

Mounted on brown turtle shell, the white mother-of-pearl is very finely engraved with a hunter pulling a bird. The panache are painted with flowers.

The wick is enhanced with two little strasses.

Juno, the Queen of Rome was an ancient spirit who along with Jupiter and Minerva, was one of the three original gods of Rome. Originally Juno was a Goddess of Time whose duty it was to organize the orderly division of time. The monthly menstrual cycle was the first method of time- keeping, so in this capacity she rules women’s monthly menses. She is involved in woman’s lives from birth to death, but most particularly married life, fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth. Juno can be thought of as a guardian angel to women, and she represents the female principal of life.

The Peacock complained to Juno that while everyone laughed at his voice, an insignificant creature like the Nightingale had a note that delighted everybody. Juno, angry at the unreasonableness of her favorite bird, scolded him in the following terms: “Envious bird that you are, I am sure you have no cause to complain. On your neck shine all the colours of the rainbow, and your extended tail shows like a mass of gems. No living being has every good thing to its own share. The falcon is endowed with swiftness, the eagle, strength, the parrot, speech, the raven, the gift of augury, and the nightingale, with a melodious note, while you have both size and beauty. Cease then to complain, or the gifts you have shall be taken away.”

Read more about folding fans. [+]

map Thumbnail Catalogue  book Catalogue  Category: Globes, Instruments & Fans | Fans | Check Archive |

Click image to zoom old map image
ANONYMOUS -  Very fine folding fan with painting of Minerva, Juno and 2 peacocks.
ANONYMOUS - Very fine folding fan with painting of Minerva, Juno and 2 peacocks. high resolution image of old map
Click image to zoom old map image

For more than 40 years we have been selling genuine old maps, atlases, prints, posters. Every item on this site is clearly dated and priced and was engraved on copper, unless otherwise stated.

Measurements exclude the margins and are provided in both millimeters and inches, with height given first.
Color was done by hand. 'Original colors' means that the item was colored at, or about, the time of it's original publication. When the term 'Colored' appears, it means that the map was more recently colored, likely in this century or at the end of last century.
A color code is used help and we use a condition rating system. help
In addition, we have created a unique HiBCOR grading system which we believe can assist all collectors in forming a collection. Please take the time to read this.

Certificate of authenticity Warranty
We warranty the authenticity of each map, print, atlas, poster or medieval manuscript described in this catalogue. Our warranty means that there is no time limitation to our guarantee of authenticity and if there is ever discovered that something bought here is not authentic, your money will be returned. We stand by what we sell.
- We try to carefully note any splits, tears, discoloration or other defects and to assist buyers we use a condition rating system that can be found here: help
  Please note that if the condition report does not show any remarks about splits, tears, discoloration, etc. this means there are none to be found in the item described. Splits, tears, discoloration and other defects are carefully noted. In addition we use a condition rating system help
 As a general rule we try to offer maps of a high quality standard

- A certificate of authenticity is provided for each acquired map, print, atlas, poster or medieval manuscript.

- The items in the Fixed-sale catalog are available for immediate purchase without any commission charged.
- Generally, sales are not subject to VAT or Sales Tax; however, we are required by law to add 7% sales tax to the bill of buyers from within the state of Florida.
- There is a shipping fee of $25 per combined shipment (we are happy to combine all your purchases foreach sale into one package) and this one fee will also include handling and insurance.

- We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and bank transfers.

Click for more details about buying in fix sale gallery, or bidding at auction.
Many answers are likely to find in help section.

Paulus Swaen Internet Auction
is the first internet auction specializing in old maps, Medieval manuscripts and prints. It is a unique place for buying and selling antique maps, atlases, books, and medieval manuscripts.
We are in the map business for 40 years! more
Lot number: 44061
We guarantee the authenticity of this item.
Inquire about this item.

ANONYMOUS - Very fine folding fan with painting of Minerva, Juno and 2 peacocks.

This antique map is available for immediate purchase.
Click here to continue!
$ 1,200
Approx. Euro 1,008  

H!BCoR*** help

 Add to my gallery  
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or just create a virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all
Your Favorite maps in one place
by simply pressing a button!
[ Read More ]


This item is available for immediate purchase !
No commission is charged. Shipping fee is $25 per combined shipment, including handling and insurance.
Read more info or Click on 'Buy it now' button to continue.
$ 1,200
Approx. Euro 1,008