early 19th century
Object Place: China
Overall: 19cm (7 1/2in.) Other (open maximum): 31cm (12 3/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Bone; silk satin; paint
Not On View
Brisé type fan with pierced bone inner blades with white silk satin connecting ribbon. Intricately carved decorative motifs surround central medallion with painted scenes. The fan opens a number of ways to shoe various paintings. Open from right: obverse, woman kneeling, man standing with one foot on stool; reverse, two women dancing. Open from left: obverse, two women seated by a table; reverse, man and woman with arms around each others shoulders.
Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976