Feather brisé fan

Chinese for export
Chinese Republic
20th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 32.3cm (12 11/16in.)

Accession Number

52.560

Medium or Technique

Ostrich feathers; silk satin; metallic paint; metal

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark red ostrich feather fan with gold painted wooden blades with silver and gold floral vines. The guard is also painted wood with the same motif. A white satin ribbon holds the blades together near the shoulder and a metal rivet at the bottom.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Mabel Daniels to the MFA, May 15, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mabel Daniels