Brisé fan

Chinese for export
Qing Dynasty
1790–1800


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 25cm (9 13/16in.) Other (open maximum): 42.5cm (16 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1976.395

Medium or Technique

Ivory; silk satin weave; brass or metal

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé fan with carved and pierced ivory sticks, white silk satin connecting ribbon. In the center of the fan is a black monogram shield surrounded by pierced geometric shapes and flowers. Guards are ivory that has been carved into a meandering floral vine (possibly roses and sunflowers).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection