Brisé fan

Chinese
Qing Dynasty
19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.258

Medium or Technique

Carved and pierced ivory; silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ivory fan with pierced and carved blades. The ground pattern is small curvilinear shapes with carved vines meandering from blade to blade. In the center is a shield or medallion with illegible initials within it. The rivet is missing so blades are separate at the bottom with a silk band barely keeping the fan together at the top.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Oric Bates to the MFA, March 12, 1953

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates