Horn sticks heavily ornamented with gilt; heads carved in Gothic shape; painted scene possibly of ruins of Melrose Abbey. Brown silk connecting ribbon, blue "jewel" studs in rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.
Guard: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.); maximum open: 33 cm (13 in.); arc: 170°
Medium or Technique
Horn blades painted in watercolor and gilded; silk; paste
Textiles and Fashion Arts