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Feather brisé fan

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Feather fan with a blue and silver vignette of a man and woman sitting at table, surrounded by blue, green and red flowers with silver branches and leaves. This same floral patterning appears on the reverse. Rose colored feathers mounted on pierced bone sticks, also a bone guard.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 1840

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 25cm (9 13/16in.) Other (open maximum): 44cm (17 5/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.490

Medium or Technique

Feathers; bone

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes