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Painted double paper leaf (royal blue, green, orange predominate), appliquéd painted ivory faces and silk robes. Obverse: emperor, court scenes. Fourteen blades: carved and pierced sandalwood; plain, red and green painted ivory; etched mother-of-pearl; green and blue painted gilt silver filigree;...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1850–1900

Object Place

China (for export)

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 53.5 cm (21 1/16 in.): arc: 155°

Accession Number

1976.409

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted in gouache, with applied ivory and silk; pierced, carved, and enameled sticks of various materials; gilt-silver filigree guards

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes