Single bluish-white silk leaf. Painted scene showing a young woman in Empire costume reading, a mandolin lies by her chair. Decorated with many silver-plated copper sequins and applied ivory. Fourteen incised mother-of-pearl sticks, with piqué work and applied silver, diamond paste studs at rivet.
Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Cabot to MFA, April 14, 1965.
Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Cabot in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles J. White
Guard: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.); Maximum open: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.); Arc: 135°
Medium or Technique
Silk leaf painted in watercolor and embroidered with silver-plated copper sequins, applied ivory; incised mother-of-pearl sticks with applied silver; paste