Brisé Fan. ca. 1710-1720. Ivory sticks with tortoiseshell with Chinese style decoration. Possibly Chinese or European and probably painted in the Netherlands. Image © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Fair use license. via https://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/collections/fans/117671
Brisé fan. ca. 1830-55. Russian. Carved ivory blades. Guards decorated with silver-gilt, garnets, pearls and turquoise with a silk ribbon. Said to have belonged to a grand duchess. Image © 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/bris%C3%A9-fan-124388
Brisé fan. 1910-1929. Silk leaf with sequins and silvered wood sticks with mirror. Image © Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York. Fair use license. via https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18316549/
Brisé fan. 1875. Qing Dynasty, Chinese. Painted feathers, peacock feathers, ivory, silk and brass. Image © 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/feather-bris%C3%A9-fan-125856
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