Fan, Folding, Hand painted Japanese scene; Unknown maker; 1880-1920; RI.CL94.136
Fan, Folding, Hand painted Japanese sceneAbout this object
A folding wood and paper hand fan, with a Japanese-inspired hand painted scene featuring an island with a small house and trees, surrounded by water with white herons and small sailing boats. Seagulls fly above and branches of pink cherry blossoms enclose the scene from either side, suggesting a Japanese design.
There is no acquisition documentation for this fan so it cannot be accurately dated, or provenance determined, but its style indicates it likely dates from the late 19th Century or early 20th Century.
organic, vegetal, wood
organic, processed material, paper
inorganic, processed material, metal
organic, vegetal, stem, cane, bamboo
Reverse, rear guard: 'CL94/136' (accession number)Measurements
Closed: h 230 mm x w 45 mm x d 11 mm
Open: h 230 mm x w 390 mm x d 24 mm