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Twenty-one blades. Obverse: painted pastoral scene of man kneeling before seated woman, decorative gold border at top. Reverse: white paper with gold border at top; names of dance partners on sticks. White silk connecting ribbon. Guardsticks decorated with gold piqué work. Obverse with...

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Inscription

Souvenir

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1830

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.); maximum open: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.256

Medium or Technique

Skin-covered ivory sticks; ivory guards decorated with gilt; mother-of-pearl; silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes