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Nineteen narrow pierced and gilded ivory sticks. Printed paper leaf showing Roman ruins and figures in several kinds of costume, details in water-color. Blades backing leaf are of wood.

Provenance

Before 1901: Collection Gardner Brewer; by 1901: Collection Mrs. Arthur Croft; gift of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA 1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

probably English, 1740s

Object Place

England (?)

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 115°

Accession Number

01.6689

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf, etched and painted in watercolor; pierced and gilded ivory/wood sticks; pierced and carved ivory guards

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes