CHUKEI – Japanese transformed dancing fan for Noh play (Dealer: Ishii Collection) – ‘Chukei’ as the one of the Noh props, which is made so that the outer tip is partly open, even when the fan is closed. Gold and silver design with balloonflowers and flowing water (‘Ryusui’) of ‘Rimpa’ school (of painting, 17th-early 20th century). Composed of lacquered wood and matte Japanese paper with fine grain. Taisho period in early 20th century. In fine antique condition, with aesthetically mature color of blackish silver.
approx. H 34cm (13.38in), W 38cm (14.96in), D 2cm (0.78in)
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