A gold fan, Samuel Arnd, St Petersburg, circa 1870

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The shaped tapering guards with raised interlaced borders, the mother-of-pearl sticks painted with oval reserves of follicking cherubs and aquatic trophies within pierced diaper, the paper leaf French, painted with elegant figures at a masked ball, the reverse with a later scene at the ball and signed 'D. H. Ballue', the hinged loop with ruby-set terminals, 56 standardlength: 30cm, 11 3/4 in.