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Wide-ended folding fan, decorated, obverse: with flowering? night-scented stock within a bamboo enclosure; reverse with a cuckoo (hototogisu) flying past the crescent moon. Guards: with modified cat's eye pattern (nekome). Guards: bamboo, lacquered and pierced. Sticks: bamboo. Face: heavy paper, painted in polychrome opaque watercolours on a ground of blue (?) lacquer, gold wash and sprinkled gold.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Guards: bamboo, lacquered and pierced. Sticks: bamboo. Face: heavy paper, painted in polychrome opaque watercolours on a ground of blue? lacquer, gold wash and sprinkled gold.
length: (whole): 30.4
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.54-1985 (Applied Arts)