Object Place: China (for export)
Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 53.5 cm (21 1/16 in.): arc: 155°
Medium or Technique
Paper leaf painted in gouache, with applied ivory and silk; pierced, carved, and enameled sticks of various materials; gilt-silver filigree guards
Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Gallery (Gallery 235)
Painted double paper leaf (royal blue, green, orange predominate), appliquéd painted ivory faces and silk robes. Obverse: emperor, court scenes. Fourteen blades: carved and pierced sandalwood; plain, red and green painted ivory; etched mother-of-pearl; green and blue painted gilt silver filigree; figures and floral motifs. Guards: silver filigree royal sceptre and dragon mounted on glit-silver filigree in decorative motif, brass banding. Green and salmon tassels depend from brass ring. Black lacquer box, gilt decoration, painted blue silk and salmon paper lining.
Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976