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.
Before 1901: Collection Gardner Brewer; by 1901: Collection Mrs. Arthur Croft; bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, July 1, 1901.
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection
Guard: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); maximum open: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); arc: 145°
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