Brisé fan

Chinese
Qing Dynasty
early 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 19cm (7 1/2in.) Other (open maximum): 31cm (12 3/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.405

Medium or Technique

Bone; silk satin; paint

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Collages

Brisé type fan with pierced bone inner blades with white silk satin connecting ribbon. Intricately carved decorative motifs surround central medallion with painted scenes. The fan opens a number of ways to shoe various paintings. Open from right: obverse, woman kneeling, man standing with one foot on stool; reverse, two women dancing. Open from left: obverse, two women seated by a table; reverse, man and woman with arms around each others shoulders.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection