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Folding fan, decorated with solar disk, the guards with Mon bearing antlers. Sticks and guards; bamboo, black lacquered, the guards with gold hiramaki-e. Face: heavy paper, painted with red lacquer and gold; with cord and tassel.
The mon, a family crest, may be that of the Kondo family. Possibly a gunsen (war fan), used to signal in battle, although these usually had iron guards.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Sticks and guards; bamboo, black lacquered, the guards with gold hiramaki-e. Face: heavy paper, painted with red lacquer and gold; with cord and tassel.
length: (whole): 33.2
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.49-1985 (Applied Arts)