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Brisé Fan (China), 1850–1860

This is a Brisé fan. It is dated 1850–1860 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is carved tortoiseshell sticks, silk ribbon (probably replacement), tortoiseshell washer and metal loop at the rivet . It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Clarence Hoblitzelle. It is credited Gift of Clarence Hoblitzelle.

Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 23.5 x 39.4 cm (9 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.)

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Brisé Fan (China), 1850–1860; carved tortoiseshell sticks, silk ribbon (probably replacement), tortoiseshell washer and metal loop at the rivet ; H x W (open): 23.5 x 39.4 cm (9 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.); Gift of Clarence Hoblitzelle; 1912-10-7

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