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Brisé fan

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Brisé type fan with pierced bone inner blades with white silk satin connecting ribbon. Intricately carved decorative motifs surround central medallion with painted scenes. The fan opens a number of ways to shoe various paintings. Open from right: obverse, woman kneeling, man standing with one...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 19cm (7 1/2in.) Other (open maximum): 31cm (12 3/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.405

Medium or Technique

Bone; silk satin; paint

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

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