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Folding fan with painted scenes, on the obverse is a black and brown outlined scene with three ships flying the flags of Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark, sailing past a port city. On the reverse is a small bouquet of blue and pink flowers. Gilt paper binding at top. Pierced and painted bone...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, late 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 26cm (10 1/4in.) Other (open maximum): 46cm (18 1/8in.)

Accession Number

1976.393

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; bone

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes