Brisé fan

1700–25


Object Place: Canton (for export), China

Dimensions

Guard: 25.5 cm (10 1/16 in.); maximum open: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.); arc: 90°

Accession Number

1976.392

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades painted in oil and laquered; tortoiseshell; mother-of-pearl; silk

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé fan with painted and lacquered ivory sticks, primarily in red, green and light brown; red silk connecting ribbon. Large band with center medallion of two European figures being offered objects by two Asian figures, tree and dog center; birds and flowers to sides, below large band. Band of flowers at bottom. Band of swastikas at top. Landscapes on guards. Tortoiseshell thumbpices. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection