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Obverse: "Stagecoach Robbery" scene set in the 1740s, decorative gilt border with black details; chinoiserie scene at base. Reverse: outline of obverse scene in red, blue, brown. Two painted portraits and relief figure and flower on each guard. Painted red-violet silk connecting ribbon,...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1740–1880

Object Place

Europe

Dimensions

Guard: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); maximum open: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.); arc: 125°

Accession Number

1976.206

Medium or Technique

Ivory blades, painted in oil and varnished; painted silk; tortoiseshell or painted ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

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