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Brisé fan with twenty-two carved ivory sticks; solid guard sticks, pierced inner sticks carved with small male figures, architural elements, and flowering foliage

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Asa Gray to the MFA, 1889

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray

Brisé fan

Chinese for export, used in America, Qing dynasty, 1830s

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Creation

China, for export

Dimensions

Overall (folded): 20.3 x 2.2 x 2.9 cm (8 x 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.) Other (unfolded): 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

89.479

Medium or Technique

Carved ivory, metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes