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Dagger and Sheath

The cast and chased bronze silvered and partly gilt. In a historicist style, in the manner of Felicie de Fauveau (1801-1886), the hilt with cast figures of Othello and Desdemona, the sheath with a low relief of Desdemona in prayer. The whole richly decorated with grotesques and strapwork, partly...

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By 1997, with Galerie Elstir, Paris, France; 1997, sold by Galerie Elstir and bought by the MFA in memory of John F. Paramino, and through the Helen and Alice Colburn Fund. (Accession date: January 22, 1997)

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Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor and Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

French (?), about 1850

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Silvered and gilded bronze, etched steel