Inventory no.: 1244

Ivory Fan Handle, Ceylon, Sri Lanka


Monk’s Turned Ivory Fan Handle

Kandy, Sri Lanka

18th century

length: 20cm

This beautifully turned ivory fan handle dates to the Kandy period. It would have been used by a senior monk to hold a fan. The head of the holder is carved on both sides with a typically Kandyan scrolling floral motif with red lac highlights.

The ivory has a superb patina and has obvious age.


UK art market

Inventory no.: 1244


circa 1920.