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1923

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Brisé Fan (China)

This is a Brisé fan. It is dated 1710–20 and we acquired it in 1923. Its medium is carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks with tortoise thumbguard and glass rivet, leather ribbon. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Deconstructing a Dutch Treat.

This object was bequest of Miss Elizabeth d'Hauteville Kean. It is credited Bequest of Miss Elizabeth d'Hauteville Kean.

  • Brisé Fan (China)
  • carved ivory sticks, silk ribbon, glass stone .
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1952-161-225-a

Its dimensions are

H x W: 19 x 30.5 cm (7 1/2 x 12 in.)

Cite this object as

Brisé Fan (China); carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks with tortoise thumbguard and glass rivet, leather ribbon; H x W: 19 x 30.5 cm (7 1/2 x 12 in.); Bequest of Miss Elizabeth d'Hauteville Kean; 1923-24-3

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