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"Mandarin" style fan with appliquéd ivory faces. Paper continuous pleated leaf with a blue, green and red ground and a painted court scene with the emperor and many figures on the obverse. Decorative border with animals and a meandering floral vine on a silver ground with gilt paper binding. ...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

"Mandarin" fan

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 26.2cm (10 5/16in.) Other (open maximum): 49cm (19 5/16in.)

Accession Number

43.1298

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; gilt paper; ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes