Fan, Folding, Hand painted floral design; Unknown maker; 1880-1920; RI.LA01.02
Fan, Folding, Hand painted floral designAbout this object
A folding wood and paper hand fan, with a Japanese-inspired hand painted scene featuring islands surrounded by slight waves, blue and white flowers, and a bird.
The montures (sticks and guards) appear to be made of balsa wood, suggesting it is relatively modern. Traditional fans were generally made of bamboo.
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, balsa wood
organic, processed material, paper
inorganic, processed material, metal
organic, vegetal, stem, cane, bamboo
Obverse, front guard: '19'
Reverse, front guard: 'FOREIGN'
Reverse, rear guard: 'LA0102' (accession number)
Closed: h 15 mm x w 230 mm x d 25 mm
Open: h 214 mm x w 365 mm x d 21 mm