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Monogram "HP" center, medallion with ship and fortress left, pagoda by stream right; landscapes, pagodas and ships surround; intricate decorative motif below shoulders and across top. Twenty-six carved and pierced ivory guards, beige silk connecting ribbon. Deep carved floral motif on...

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Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1825–50

Object Place

China, for export


Guard: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory blades carved and pierced; carved ivory guards; silk; mother-of-pearl


Textiles and Fashion Arts