Empress' folding fan (Hi-ogi)

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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 from silver ring and rivet; upper parts knitted in Niwa musubi or Awabi musubi style. Korean Quemoc wood box lined with brown silk with crysanthemums and blue velvet.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection