Folding fan

Chinese for export
Qing Dynasty
1840–50


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 24cm (9 7/16in.) Other (open maximum): 44.5cm (17 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1976.413

Medium or Technique

Silk; paper; paint; lacquer

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Painted silk and paper leaf with painted silver birds on gold branches, gold flowers with red details and black outlined silver flowers and buds. Leaf segments are purple, light green, white, light blue and pink with gilt paper binding at top. Black lacquered wood sticks with gray painted “herringbone” plant motif. Guards with a man standing in front of this “herringbone” shaped plant.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection