Mother-of-pearl brisé fan. This intricately carved fan, with scenes from Chinese life, is the rarest of all brisé fans, because of its costly material. Mother-of-pearl was imported from the Philippines at great expense.


  • Title: Fan
  • Date Created: c. 1830
  • Physical Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: China
  • Provenance: Neville John Iröns bequest
  • Type: Fan
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty, Dublin
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Medium: Mother-of-pearl
  • Collection Number: CBL C 3026, Back

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