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"Mandarin" fan. Painted white silk and paper leaf in shades of blue. Applied ivory faces and silk robes. The obverse side has painted court scenes and an elaborate decorative border. The reverse depicts three court scenes, six smaller decorative vignettes surrounded by birds and fruit. Carved...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

"Mandarin" fan

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, 1825–45

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 28cm (11in.) Other (open maximum): 52cm (20 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1976.408

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; paper; paint; ivory; silver; lacquer

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes