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Double white silk leaf. Fourteen pierced and carved ivory sticks. Leaf spangled and painted with figures dancing and playing musical instruments. Part of silver leaf missing. One blade broken away from leaf.

Provenance

Before 1901: Collection Gardner Brewer; by 1901: Collection Mrs. Arthur Croft; bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, July 1, 1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

French, 1770s

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); maximum open: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); arc: 145°

Accession Number

01.6693

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf backed with gauze, painted in gouache and embroidered with gilt thread in chain stitch, applied brass sequins; pierced, carved, and silver gilt-encrusted ivory sticks; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes