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Folding fan, decorated, guards: with shishi, rocks and peonies. Guards: steel, engraved and inlaid with brass, copper and silver. Sticks: copper and bamboo. Face: plain heavy white paper, one side much yellowed.
The gunsen is a signal fan, used in battle.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Guards: steel, engraved and inlaid with brass, copper and silver. Sticks: copper and bamboo. Face: plain heavy white paper, one side much yellowed.
length: (whole): 30.7
after 1801 to 1900
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
O.41-1985 (Applied Arts)