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A small dance card with ivory leaves still bearing faint lists of names and initials; top carved with central classic bust in medallion, a gilded spring-like case for pencil at left (pencil missing), and broken gilded chain from pin at top. Handwritten in pencil on one card: 1 quad[rille] - ...

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Handwritten in pencil on one card: 1 quad[rille] - Mr. Amory 1 lancers - " Loring Waltz - Mr. Warren Caled[onian] - Mr. Froth 2 Lancers Mr. Weld March Mr. Jackson German [schottische?] " Loring Handwritten in pencil on another card: 1 C - F L 2 C - F B K C - W H G C - F L V R - L L L D C W P F B M C N C


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

French, used in America, mid-19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Overall: 4.8 x 3.5 x 1cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/8in.) Other (including chain): 9.6 x 3.5 x 1 cm (3 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ivory, mother-of-pearl, and gilt metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


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