Jun 23, 2022 - Sale 2610

Sale 2610 - Lot 273

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(JAPAN -- FAN DESIGN.) Large archive of Japanese fan designs and patterns, early 19th century through the 1950s. Japan, vd

Additional Details

Set of 6 hand-painted fan leaves. Ink and gouache on paper. Approximately 6 1/2x17 1/2 inches each; some repairs, remnants of previous mounting on verso. Early 1800s.

Manuscript album of hand-drawn fan designs. 24 ink sketches. 5 1/2x8 inches, cord-stitched plain paper wrappers; corner folds, minor worm track. Circa 1830.

Color woodblock album. 14 double-page woodblock scenes of Mt. Fuji and fan designs. 9 3/4x6 1/4 inches, worn paper wrappers; minor defects. Circa 1860.

Senmen Gafu. 26 very fine color-printed woodblock fan designs. 10x14 1/2 inches, publisher's boards, stained and rebacked with library tape; plates a little age toned but still nice. Circa 1890.

Meka Hyakusen Gafu. 2 volumes. 50 color-printed woodblock fan designs (including one large folding plate). 6 1/2x10 inches, original stitched embossed blue wrappers with printed title slips, wear and stains; occasional worm track. Meiji 28 (1895).

19 hand-painted fan designs trimmed and mounted to black album leaves. 8x11 inches. Late 19th century, mounted later.

Collection of approximately 230 offset and block-printed fan templates. Roughly 5 1/2x19 inches each; some edge wear and small tears but overall good. Scattered duplicates and/or repetition; most are standard in design, though one is hand-drawn showing the crossed flags of Japan and Manchukuo; another depicts a post-war occupation bar girl soliciting an American sailor with a beer advertisement on the verso; another unique design shows a collective pattern of stick-figures demonstrating 28 different sexual positions. Circa 1930s to 1950s.