Feather brisé fan

Chinese
Qing Dynasty
1900
Wo & Co. Sui (1900)


Object Place: Canton, China

Dimensions

Overall: 34.5cm (13 9/16in.) Other (open maximum): 58.5cm (23 1/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.421

Medium or Technique

Feathers; paint; sandalwood; silk; brass

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Feather fan with white feathers mounted on blades and topped with peacock eyes. The obverse has a painted vignette of two women Surrounded by pink peonies and other flowers. The reverse has a small floral arrangement. Sticks and guards are pierced sandalwood with meandering vines. Light green and white silk tassel with pink beads suspended from a brass ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection