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Single skin leaf. Obverse: five heavily painted Boucher-style overlapping medallions: three putti, seated man and woman, soldiers confronting women, peasants dancing, two cows (left to right); gilt decorative borders, decorative background. Reverse: two Chinese women with fans in pastoral...

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Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1780s

Object Place

France or Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 170°

Accession Number

1976.302

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes