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Mandarin style fan with a circular painted paper leaf court scenes with many figures with appliquéd faced on a blue and green ground on the obverse side. Branches with flowers, birds and insects on silver background cover the reverse side. Silk tape binding with discontinuous supplementary...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, November 1943

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Mandarin fan

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

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Overall: 36.2 cm (14 1/4 in.)

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Painted paper; bamboo; ivory; silk tassels; silk plain weave; discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts