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Double paper leaf cut with stamp to resemble lace. Obverse: five gouache painted pastoral vignettes with figures, gilt borders. Reverse: five gouache painted pastoral vignettes without figures, blue borders. Sixteen ivory sticks with carved and silvered (now tarnished) floral design on blades....

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1760

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.); arc: 125°

Accession Number

1976.207

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf cut with stamp, painted with gouache; carved and silvered ivory sticks; pierced ivory guard; foil; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes