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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Kano School

Description

Wide-ended folding fan, decorated, obverse: with lobed circular blue cartouches painted with chrysanthemum, orchid, bamboo, pine and prunus, on a red ground; reverse: similar, but red cartouches on a blue ground. Sticks: with modified cat's eye pattern (nekome). Guards: bamboo, lacquered and pierced. Sticks: lacquered bamboo. Face: heavy paper, painted in polychrome opaque watercolours.

Production Place

Japan (maker) (country)

Japanese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Guards: bamboo, lacquered and pierced. Sticks: lacquered bamboo. Face: heavy paper, painted in polychrome opaque watercolours.

Dimensions

length: (whole): 36.9 cm
width: (whole): 12.5 cm

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.53-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118507; Input Date: 2005-03-02 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

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