Brisé fan

Chinese for the western market
Qing Dynasty
1858


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 22.7cm (8 15/16in.)

Accession Number

54.558

Medium or Technique

Pierced bone; silk satin; silk plain weave; silk tassel; glass beads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bone brisé fan with pierced blades create a lace-like effect at the top and floral vines running across the center over a whitish silk satin backing. White plain weave connecting ribbon. There is a white silk and beaded tassel hanging from the rivet.

Provenance

Worn by Sarah Emily Brown at her wedding December 30, 1858; Gift from Mrs. Gerge W. Schoenhut to the MFA, April 8, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Schoenhut