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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.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Guards: bamboo, lacquered and pierced. Sticks: lacquered bamboo. Face: heavy paper, painted in polychrome opaque watercolours.
length: (whole): 36.9
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.53-1985 (Applied Arts)