Chinese for export
Object Place: China
Overall: 28.5cm (11 1/4in.) Other (open maximum): 54cm (21 1/4in.)
Medium or Technique
Painted paper; marabou feathers; ivory; silk; sandalwood; brass
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Mandarin style continuous pleated paper leaf with painted figures, painted ivory faces and silk robes in various court scenes with an elaborate decorative border, gilt paper binding, and marabou feathers. Red, pink, and yellow floral borders with gilt binding. The sticks/blades are carved and pierced sandalwood with flowers. The guards are deeply carved with figures and floral patterning. White silk double tassel suspended from brass ring.
Black lacquer box with gilt decoration, painted blue silk and red paper lining.
Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976