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Maker/s

Gakyo possibly

Masataka possibly

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

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.

Production Place

Japan (maker) (country) ()

Japanese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Stick: light softwood, carved. Ribs: bamboo. Face: printed from woodblocks; obverse: in red, green and grey; reverse in black.

Dimensions

length: (whole): 33.8 cm
width: (whole): 25.1 cm

Period

late 19th Century
Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Date

after 1870 to 1900

Provenance

bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Documentation

  1. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd
    [comments: Ill., no. 54.]

Other Notes

Probably a New Year's fan. Old label stuck to the stick is inscribed: hamaguri uchiwa= shell-fish-shaped fan.

Accession Number

O.11-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118465; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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