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What is this?

Brisé fan with ivory sticks carved à jour, decorated on obverse and reverse with birds, animals and foliage (phoenixes, dragons, and the emblems of the Chinese empress and emperor, against peonies) in red, green, blue and gilt enamel. With a tortoiseshell thumbguard and a glass stone at the rivet, threaded with leather ribbon.

This is a brisé fan from China. It is dated 1710–20 and we acquired it in 1923. Bequest of Miss Elizabeth d'Hauteville Kean.

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Its medium is

carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks with tortoise thumbguard and glass rivet, leather ribbon

Its dimensions are

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

This object was bequest of Miss Elizabeth d'Hauteville Kean

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