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Brisé fan

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Brisé fan with carved and pierced tortoiseshell inner blades with a brown silk satin connecting ribbon. There is a central monogram surrounded by figures doing various tasks, trees and buildings. Rhinestone in metal rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5cm (7 5/16in.) Other (open maximum): 33cm (13in.)

Accession Number

1976.404

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell; silk satin; rhinestone; metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes