war fan

War fan, gumbai type, made of iron with wooden handle with applied gold leaf, painted with black lacquer. Mother of pearl inlay in decoration of bush clover. War fan used by a commanding officer for giving signals in battle. It is decorated in the same way on both sides, with two mon, or family crests, (the one with three leaves is 'maru-ni-makinogashiwa') on each side, as well as a floral decoration in the gilt lacquer with inlaid mother of pearl. Wooden central rod is lacquered in black and decorated with gold scrolls. Golden cord tied around below fan face. One mon is mitsukashiwa (three kashiwa leaves), the other takanohachigai (crossed hawk feathers). 554 h x 196 w.

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