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Brisé fan, decorated, obverse: with flowering prunus and bamboo; reverse with butterflies, swallows and clouds. Pin finial a swallow. 37 segments: probably Hi wood, painted in ink, polychrome opaque watercolours and gold, with royal blue silk knotted cords and crimson tassels, bound with yellow.
Lady's court fan
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
37 segments: probably Hi wood, painted in ink, polychrome opaque watercolours and gold, with vermillion silk knotted cords and crimson tassels, bound with yellow.
length: (whole): 33.8
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.47-1985 (Applied Arts)