Brisé fan

Chinese
Qing Dynasty
1790–early 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 18.5cm (7 5/16in.) Other (open maximum): 33cm (13in.)

Accession Number

1976.398

Medium or Technique

Ivory; silk satin; steel; brass

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé fan with carved and pierced ivory inner blades and an off-white silk satin connecting ribbon. Three medallions surrounded by floral motifs. Pagoda and trees in central medallion and to each side is a medallion with a phoenix. The guards are carved with a phoenix and flowering vines. Brass rivet with steel rings.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection