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Single skin leaf. Obverse: five vignettes: architectural setting, center; flanked by man and two women having tea, left; and man, woman, cupid, and dog in pastoral setting, right; reclining women in pastoral settings to outsides; gilt floral borders. Reverse: overlapping sheets of music,...

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Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English or Dutch, 1750s

Object Place

England or Netherlands


Guard: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 165°

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Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache with touches of gilt; pierced, painted and gilded ivory sticks; pierced, carved and painted guard; mother-of-pearl


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