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On one side, a landscape with a bridge and two figures. On reverse, a classical interior with seven figures: "Achilles at Skyros." Colors, gray-greens, black and silver. Twenty-eight ivory sticks with mother-of-pearl on the ends of the guards. Ribbon on edge painted in black and white.


Gift of Mrs. WInthrop Sargent to the MFA, 1917.

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Gift of Mrs. Winthrop Sargent

French?, 1720s

Object Place

France (?)


Guard: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); maximum open: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.); arc: 120°

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Ivory blades, painted in oil and varnished, discontinuous painted silk ribbon, mother-of-pearl thumbgard and washer


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