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Brisé fan

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Brisé fan with carved and pierced tortoiseshell inner blades with brown silk satin connecting ribbon. Small central medallion with a figure surrounded by many figures employed various tasks, band of bats and floral motifs above. Serrated edges at top of sticks. Original black lacquer box...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, 1840

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5cm (7 11/16in.) Other (open maximum): 35cm (13 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1976.411

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell; silk satin weave; lacquer; cardboard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes