Brisé fan

Chinese for export
Qing Dynasty
late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1976.404

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell; silk satin; rhinestone; metal

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé fan with carved and pierced tortoiseshell inner blades with a brown silk satin connecting ribbon. There is a central monogram surrounded by figures doing various tasks, trees and buildings. Rhinestone in metal rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection