White silk leaf with painted decorative bands of spiraling vines and swags ornamented with sequins and brass- and silver-plated copper spangles. Narrow silver band at top. Eighteen pierced bone sticks; steel "pearls" and plaques mounted on guards. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.
Guard: 25 cm (9 13/16 in.); maximum open: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.); arc: 135°
Medium or Technique
Silk leaf painted in gouache with applied sequins and spangles (brass, silver, copper); pierced bone sticks; bone guards with applied steel decorations; mother-of-pearl