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Brisé fan

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Brisé fan with carved and pierced ivory sticks, white silk satin connecting ribbon. In the center of the fan is a black monogram shield surrounded by pierced geometric shapes and flowers. Guards are ivory that has been carved into a meandering floral vine (possibly roses and sunflowers).

Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, 1790–1800

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 25cm (9 13/16in.) Other (open maximum): 42.5cm (16 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1976.395

Medium or Technique

Ivory; silk satin weave; brass or metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes