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Folding fan, decorated, face: with calligraphic inscription on both sides; guards a) with bird over bamboo; b) with butterfly over peony. Guards: steel with silver inlay. Sticks: buffalo horn. Face: heavy black paper, inscribed in silver with vermillion seals (un-deciphered). Signed Kunimitsu, with Kakihan.
Gunsen (war fan), used to signal in battle.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Guards: steel with silver inlay. Sticks: buffalo horn. Face: heavy black paper, inscribed in silver with vermillion seals (un-deciphered).
length: (whole): 35
after 1800 to 1900
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
O.60-1985 (Applied Arts)