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Double silk leaf pinpricked with a metal stamp in lace-like design. Design of three vignettes, man and woman center, woman left, man right, gilt borders, flowers between and around vignettes, floral border. Sixteen carved and pierced ivory sticks, and two ivory guards, with painted floral design...

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

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Oldham Collection

about 1760

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Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 49.0 cm (19 5/16 in.); arc: 140°

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Silk leaf perforated with a stamp and painted; carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks; paste


Textiles and Fashion Arts