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Mandarin style continuous pleated paper leaf with painted figures, painted ivory faces and silk robes in various court scenes with an elaborate decorative border, gilt paper binding, and marabou feathers. Red, pink, and yellow floral borders with gilt binding. The sticks/blades are carved and...

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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

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 28.5cm (11 1/4in.) Other (open maximum): 54cm (21 1/4in.)

Accession Number

1976.417

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; marabou feathers; ivory; silk; sandalwood; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes