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Seventeen carved ivory blades. Guards decorated with gilt-silver, and studded with cut and cabochon almandine garnets, Ural River pearls, turquoise. Two white silk connecting ribbons. Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet. Believed to have belonged to a Grand Duchess. Said to have come from...

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Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Russian, about 1830–55

Object Place

Russia (?)


Guard: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.); maximum open: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Carved ivory blades; guards decorated with gilt-silver, garnets, pearls, turquoise; silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts