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Eighteen cork blades painted with design of insects approaching flowering and fruit-bearing branch; two raised insects on obverse guard. Beige silk connecting ribbon. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet, brass ring.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1880

Object Place

Spain

Dimensions

Guard: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); maximum open: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1976.288

Medium or Technique

Cork blades, painted and ornamented; silk; mother-of-pearl; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes