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Pierced ivory sticks with reversible painted design of European and Asian figures: woman and boy offering fruit left, man and woman by tree center, man and two boys right (incomplete); trees between, butterflies above. White silk connecting ribbon.


Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Chinese, 1750–1800

Object Place

China, for export


Guard: 20.3 cm (8 in.); maximum open: 28 cm (11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pierced and painted ivory blades; silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts