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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, decorated, face: with solar and lunar disk; guards with floral roundels and seal-script in cartouches. Guards: steel with silver inlay. Sticks: bamboo. Face: heavy black paper painted with gold and silver.

Production Notes

Gunsen (war fan)

Production Place

Japan (maker) (country)

Japanese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Guards: steel with silver inlay. Sticks: bamboo. Face: heavy black paper painted with gold and silver.

Dimensions

length: (whole): 32.4 cm
width:

Period

18th/19th Century

Date

after 1701 to 1850

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

Documentation

  1. Biedronskiej-Slotowej, Beaty (2001) Wachlarze Zachodu i Wschodu w zbioracg Nyzeyn Narodowego w Krakowie. Fans of the Occident and Orient in the Collection of the National Museum in Cracow, Cracow [page: 234]
    [comments: Cf. A gunsen with red solar disk on gold ground and silver lunar disk on red ground]

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.61-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118514; Input Date: 2005-03-02 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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