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

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

"Mandarin" fan

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

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

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Medium or Technique

Painted paper; gilt paper; ivory


Textiles and Fashion Arts