Brisé Fan (China)
Chinese carved ivory fans (hu shan) were extremely popular in 18th-century Europe. This monogrammed brisé example—that is, with blades connected by a ribbon threaded through the top—displays skillfully hand-carved fine vertical lines, which appear as a sheer background supporting opaque relief patterns of curling vines, flowers, birds, and pagodas.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Anonymous Donor.
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Its dimensions are
H x W (open): 27 x 45.7 cm (10 5/8 x 18 in.)
Cite this object as
Brisé Fan (China); carved ivory sticks, silk ribbon, glass stone ; H x W (open): 27 x 45.7 cm (10 5/8 x 18 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-161-225-a