Rigid fan (pien mien)

Chinese for export
Qing Dynasty
first half of 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 41cm (16 1/8in.) Other (Overall): 23.5cm (9 1/4in.)

Accession Number

51.315

Medium or Technique

Swan’s down and quills

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Round rigid fan covered in white feathers. Outer border and center have light and frothy swan’s-down between which are tightly curled small feathers. The straight handle is woven with quills.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Clara Culver Gilbert to the MFA, February 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Clara Culver Gilbert