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Brisé fan

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Brisé fan with sandalwood inner blades with a deep purple silk satin connecting ribbon. The blades have various figures and buildings in a raural setting surrounded by trees and greenery. Design of many figures employed at various tasks. Guards deep carved. Brass ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, 1880

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5cm (10 13/16in.) Other (open maximum): 45cm (17 11/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.422

Medium or Technique

Sandalwood; silk satin; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes