Chinese for export
Object Place: China
Overall: 24cm (9 7/16in.) Other (open maximum): 44.5cm (17 1/2in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; paper; paint; lacquer
Not On View
Painted silk and paper leaf with painted silver birds on gold branches, gold flowers with red details and black outlined silver flowers and buds. Leaf segments are purple, light green, white, light blue and pink with gilt paper binding at top. Black lacquered wood sticks with gray painted “herringbone” plant motif. Guards with a man standing in front of this “herringbone” shaped plant.
Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976