White net leaf with cut steel and gilded paper decoration embroidered with black thread. Sixteen horn blades with glit-silver decoration; stamped metal guards. Diamond paste studs in rivet.
Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, November 10, 1943.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection
French or English, 1800–30
France or England
Guard: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Net leaf decorated with cut steel and gilded paper, embroidered with thread; horn blades with gilt-silver decoration; stamped metal guards; paste