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Single skin leaf. Dutch and English fleets in sea battle of Dogger Bank; merman in medallion to left with horn and upraised Dutch tricolor inscribed "ZOUTMAN" (Dutch admiral). Mermaid in medallion to right holds drooping pennant inscribed "PARKER"(English admiral). Floral swags surround, gilt...

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Inscription

A[F]BEELDING.VAN.DEN.ZEESLAG.IN.DE.NOORTZEE.TUSSEN.DE.HOLLAN[D]SE.EN.[DE].ENGELSEVLOOTEN.DEN.5.AGUSTUS.1781

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1781

Object Place

Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 150°

Accession Number

1976.320

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in watercolor and gilded; pierced and incised ivory sticks; pierced ivory guards; mica; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes