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Hand fan with painted scenes from Japan life
Япония около 1890 года.
Paper leaf painted with three symbolic images on recto and three images with the same meaning on verso: on the right three cranes pine trees on recto symbolizing Japan Nature, on verso on the right painted mandarina duck with cherry blossom symbolizing Japan Nature. In the centre on verso painted Shogun Japan ruler, on recto some noble is carried in palanquin also symbolizing central authority. On the left on both sides are painted theatre actors.
Ivory guard sticks carved, bamboo inner sticks, signature on the left
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