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Screen fan, signed with seals: Gakyo or Masataka. Decorated, obverse: with model frogs by a low jardinière containing ? rice shoots and model cranes; reverse: with inscription. Stick: light softwood, carved. Ribs: bamboo. Face: printed from woodblocks; obverse: in red, green and grey; reverse in black.
Japan (maker) (country) ()
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Stick: light softwood, carved. Ribs: bamboo. Face: printed from woodblocks; obverse: in red, green and grey; reverse in black.
length: (whole): 33.8
late 19th Century
after 1870 to 1900
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Probably a New Year's fan. Old label stuck to the stick is inscribed: hamaguri uchiwa= shell-fish-shaped fan.
O.11-1985 (Applied Arts)