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Brisé fan

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Bone brisé fan with pierced blades create a lace-like effect at the top and floral vines running across the center over a whitish silk satin backing. White plain weave connecting ribbon. There is a white silk and beaded tassel hanging from the rivet.

Provenance

Worn by Sarah Emily Brown at her wedding December 30, 1858; Gift from Mrs. Gerge W. Schoenhut to the MFA, April 8, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Schoenhut

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 1858

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 22.7cm (8 15/16in.)

Accession Number

54.558

Medium or Technique

Pierced bone; silk satin; silk plain weave; silk tassel; glass beads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes