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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

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.

Production Notes

The gunsen is a signal fan, used in battle.

Production Place

Japan (maker) (country)

Japanese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Guards: steel, engraved and inlaid with brass, copper and silver. Sticks: copper and bamboo. Face: plain heavy white paper, one side much yellowed.

Dimensions

length: (whole): 30.7 cm
width:

Period

19th century

Date

after 1801 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

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.41-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118482; Input Date: 2005-02-24 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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