Fan

Brisé fan

Chinese for export, used in America
Qing dynasty
1830s


Place of Creation: China, for export; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall (folded): 20.3 x 2.2 x 2.9 cm (8 x 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.) Other (unfolded): 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

89.479

Medium or Technique

Carved ivory, metal

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé fan with twenty-two carved ivory sticks; solid guard sticks, pierced inner sticks carved with small male figures, architural elements, and flowering foliage

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Asa Gray to the MFA, 1889

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray