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Mandarin style fan with painted paper continuous pleated leaf with long painted sticks. On the obverse is a court scene with the emperor and many figures with appliquéd ivory colored faces on a blue and green ground. There is a meandering floral vine along the border. On the reverse are...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

"Mandarin" fan

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 29cm (11 7/16in.) Other (open max): 54cm (21 1/4in.)

Accession Number

43.2102

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; gold

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes