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Lot 795: A Japanese folding paper fan late Meiji painted with figures trav
Japanese, Indian & Islamic Art
October 27, 2016
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
A Japanese folding paper fan
painted with figures travelling around a village of temples and houses against a landscape of pine forest and mountains, the two support canes decorated in the Shibayama style with birds, maple and Ghinko leaves in gold lacquer, mother of pearl and stained ivory, an ivory glove stretcher decorated birds and flowers in gold hiramakie and mother of pearl, an ivory shoe horn carved with a monkey climbing upon a rock watched by a rat below which are hanging vine and bean plait in stained ivory, lacquer and mother of pearl, 13.5cm and a tusk box base decorated Shibayama style