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Feather brisé fan

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Feather fan with white feathers mounted on blades and topped with peacock eyes. The obverse has a painted vignette of two women Surrounded by pink peonies and other flowers. The reverse has a small floral arrangement. Sticks and guards are pierced sandalwood with meandering vines. Light green...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 1900

Object Place

Canton, China

Dimensions

Overall: 34.5cm (13 9/16in.) Other (open maximum): 58.5cm (23 1/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.421

Medium or Technique

Feathers; paint; sandalwood; silk; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes