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.
Before 1901: Collection Gardner Brewer; by 1901: Collection Mrs. Arthur Croft; gift of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA 1901.
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection
probably English, 1740s
Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 115°
Medium or Technique
Skin leaf, etched and painted in watercolor; pierced and gilded ivory/wood sticks; pierced and carved ivory guards