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Brisé fan

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Ivory fan with pierced and carved blades. The ground pattern is small curvilinear shapes with carved vines meandering from blade to blade. In the center is a shield or medallion with illegible initials within it. The rivet is missing so blades are separate at the bottom with a silk band barely...

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Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Oric Bates to the MFA, March 12, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.258

Medium or Technique

Carved and pierced ivory; silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes