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Miniature screen fan, decorated obverse: with the sun and moon in clouds over conventional waves and rocks; reverse: with conventional Polaris constellation over conventional waves. Stick: iron, split and bound with iron wire with silver ferrule. Face: iron, chased in low relief, with gold and silver overlay.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Stick: iron, split and bound with iron wire with silver ferrule. Face: iron, chased in low relief, with gold and silver overlay
height: (whole): 25.7
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
This fan was possibly made for the Boy's Festival (5th day of the 5th month).
O.24-1985 (Applied Arts)