Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Brise fan made of wood (not sandalwood). The blades are pierced; the guards are pierced and carved. The framework is interconnected by a cream color silk ribbon. The rivet has mother of pearl buttons, and the metal loop holds a double tassel on a braided knotted cord.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 8"
Open width: 14"
Arc (degrees when open): 140
19 sticks / 2 guards

Place of Origin:
China or Philippine Islands
c. 1910
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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