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Mandarin style painted paper fan with applied ivory faces and silk robes. Leaf has painted court scenes with emperor, elaborate decorative borders top and left side. Black lacquered sticks/blades with flowers, birds and fruit. The guards are black lacquer with red and gold bird flowers. Black...

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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, 1850–60

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 28cm (11in.) Other (open maximum): 50cm (19 11/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.416

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; ivory; silk; lacquer

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes