Brisé fan

1785–1800


Object Place: China (for export)

Dimensions

Guard: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); maximum open: 33 cm (13 in.); arc: 130°

Accession Number

1976.394

Medium or Technique

Silver-gilt filigree with enamel decoration, silk

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé fan with silver filigree sticks painted in blue, green, gold and purple enamels; red (now rose) silk connecting (replacement?) ribbon. Center shield and two side medallions with landscapes; scrolling flowers on decorative motif surround; flowers at each head above ribbon (both sides).

Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection