Gunpai (General's war fan), Edo period, 19th century, uchiwa shape and decorated in red and silver lacquer against a bright kinji ground with a sun on one side and a full moon on the other, the borders banded with silver edging ending in decorative scroll flourishes and a collar, tip and base all carved with Tokugawa family crests and scrolling vines, handle lacquered black and wrapped with bamboo 16 3/4in (42cm) long

Gunpai (General's war fan), Edo period, 19th century, uchiwa shape and decorated in red and silver lacquer against a bright kinji ground with a sun on one side and a full moon on the other, the borders banded with silver edging ending in decorative scroll flourishes and a collar, tip and base all carved with Tokugawa family crests and scrolling vines, handle lacquered black and wrapped with bamboo 16 3/4in (42cm) long

Gunpai (General's war fan), Edo period, 19th century, small fan constructed of wood and lacquered glossy black and designed in red, gold and black hiramakie with circular configurations of the signs of the animals of the zodiac on one side and a calender with the phases of the moon centered by a Sanskrit character on the other, the handle decorated with three heraldic crests of lattice fences, fitted with copper reishi fungus-shaped hardware carved with dragons, 17in (43.1cm) long.

Gunpai (General's war fan), Edo period, 19th century, small fan constructed of wood and lacquered glossy black and designed in red, gold and black hiramakie with circular configurations of the signs of the animals of the zodiac on one side and a calender with the phases of the moon centered by a Sanskrit character on the other, the handle decorated with three heraldic crests of lattice fences, fitted with copper reishi fungus-shaped hardware carved with dragons, 17in (43.1cm) long.

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Black and red lacquer Gunpai (General’s war fan) Edo period, 19th century The broad paddle mounted on a short handle and decorated in gold and silver hiramakie with a sun and a crescent moon and the characters Tenka taihei (Universal peace), and the heraldic crests of the Tokugawa family in various sizes against a black-lacquer ground on the reverse, the handle lacquered black and decorated with additional Tokugawa crests, gilt-copper hardware carved with scrolling vines on a nanako ground.

Black and red lacquer Gunpai (General’s war fan) Edo period, 19th century The broad paddle mounted on a short handle and decorated in gold and silver hiramakie with a sun and a crescent moon and the characters Tenka taihei (Universal peace), and the heraldic crests of the Tokugawa family in various sizes against a black-lacquer ground on the reverse, the handle lacquered black and decorated with additional Tokugawa crests, gilt-copper hardware carved with scrolling vines on a nanako ground.

A Lacquer Gunbai [War Fan] | EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY) | Japanese Art Auction | landscape, All other categories of objects | Christie's

A Lacquer Gunbai [War Fan] | EDO PERIOD (18TH CENTURY) | Japanese Art Auction | landscape, All other categories of objects | Christie's

Gunpai (General's war fan), 18th century, constructed of lacquered leather and decorated with a Buddhist dharma wheel on one side and a sun before swirling clouds in red lacquer on a black-lacquer ground, now faded to brown, the handle forged in russet iron and pierced with an inoshishime for a suspension cord, with a wood box inscribed on the lid Rinpo moyo gunpai (Dharma wheel-design war fan) and on the underside Chisoku'in sama Senko'in sama goshiyo, 24 1/2 in (62.1cm.) long.

Gunpai (General's war fan), 18th century, constructed of lacquered leather and decorated with a Buddhist dharma wheel on one side and a sun before swirling clouds in red lacquer on a black-lacquer ground, now faded to brown, the handle forged in russet iron and pierced with an inoshishime for a suspension cord, with a wood box inscribed on the lid Rinpo moyo gunpai (Dharma wheel-design war fan) and on the underside Chisoku'in sama Senko'in sama goshiyo, 24 1/2 in (62.1cm.) long.

Gunbai uchiwa (rigid military fan), 17th c, iron fan with a gold-lacquered ground and with a red-lacquered sun on either side, the handle formed from the tsuka of a katana, shakudo fittings, menuki in the form of shogi pieces with inscriptions in gold honzogan, wood storage box inscribed On uchiwa, hitonigiri, posibly from the collection of Ota Doken (Ota Sukemune [1600-1680]) allegedly illustrated in the book, Buki Sodekagami by Kurihara Nobumitsu, published in 1843.

Gunbai uchiwa (rigid military fan), 17th c, iron fan with a gold-lacquered ground and with a red-lacquered sun on either side, the handle formed from the tsuka of a katana, shakudo fittings, menuki in the form of shogi pieces with inscriptions in gold honzogan, wood storage box inscribed On uchiwa, hitonigiri, posibly from the collection of Ota Doken (Ota Sukemune [1600-1680]) allegedly illustrated in the book, Buki Sodekagami by Kurihara Nobumitsu, published in 1843.

A black lacquer gunpai (General’s war fan) Edo period, 18th century, Japan

A black lacquer gunpai (General’s war fan) Edo period, 18th century, Japan

A fine black and red lacquer gunpai (General’s war fan) Edo period, 19th century, Japan

A fine black and red lacquer gunpai (General’s war fan) Edo period, 19th century, Japan

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