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Double paper leaf. Obverse: center vignette of three women, two men with basket of fish, ships and buildings behind; four outer vignettes of fishing. Gilt borders; flowers between on purple background, decorative border. Reverse: large pastoral scene of man fishing with narrow gilt edging....

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1760s

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 145°

Accession Number

1976.217

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted in gouache and gilded; pierced, painted and gilded ivory sticks, paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes