Fan, Folding, Hand painted Japanese scene; Unknown maker; 1880-1920; RI.CL94.136


Fan, Folding, Hand painted Japanese scene

About 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.


Unknown maker

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Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
organic, processed material, paper
inorganic, processed material, metal
organic, vegetal, stem, cane, bamboo

Inscription and Marks

Reverse, rear guard: 'CL94/136' (accession number)


Closed: h 230 mm x w 45 mm x d 11 mm
Open: h 230 mm x w 390 mm x d 24 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

personal effects

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