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Empress' folding fan (Hi-ogi)

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Brisé-type fan with ivory sticks, white silk connecting ribbon (obsured). Design of gold laquered 16 petal crysanthemums (for Empress' use only), fence and birds appears on both sides. Signed on one side "Sensai (egaku)." Long pink, white, gold, light green, violet and red-violet tassels depend...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Japanese, Sensai (egaku), about 1850–1900

Object Place

Japan, Sensai (egaku)

Dimensions

26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.428

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes