Brisé fan

Chinese
Qing Dynasty
late 18th early 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 19cm (7 1/2in.) Other (open maximum): 32cm (12 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1976.399

Medium or Technique

Ivory; silk satin weave; metal

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé Fan with carved and pierced ivory inner blades with a cream colored silk satin connecting ribbon. The top part of the fan, above the ribbon, depicts dragons and phoenixes. A band below the ribbon features shells and fruit. Small blank center medallion surrounded by dragons holding the scared pearl, figures and buildings. Carved guards have a dragon and two figures. Metal rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection