Object Place: China
Overall: 27cm (10 5/8in.) Other (open maximum): 41cm (16 1/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Painted paper; tortoise shell; ivory; mother-of-pearl
Not On View
Painted folding fan with a large flowering branch in the center with a red bird with green and purple wings perched on the top and insects flying close by. On either side is a vignette, on the left a man and woman are having a conversation through an open window and on the right are two men, one of whom is carrying pails of water. On the reverse is an arrangement of purple, blue, pink and yellow flowers with gold binding. The tumbpiece is made of tortoise shell with a mother-of-pearl-rivet.
Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976