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Mandarin style fan with painted paper leaf, appliquéd painted ivory faces and silk robes. Obverse shows emperor and court scenes with an elaborate decorative border. Gilt paper binding. Sticks are gilt-silver filigree with green and blue enamel flowers, brass banding. Silver guards with silver...

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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, 1825–50

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 22cm (8 11/16in.) Other (open maximum): 41cm (16 1/8in.)

Accession Number

1976.410

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; silver; silk plain weave; silk; ivory; enamel; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes