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Single skin leaf. Obverse: "The Fruit Pickers" (after the painting "La Terre" by Nicholas Lancret), pastoral scene of men and women picking fruit and tending flowers primarily in grays and oranges, narrow green border. Reverse: young couple playing with whirl-a-gig, black wavy lines on blades,...

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Before 1976, Collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976, Collection, Esther Oldham, gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1732

Object Place

Italy (?)


Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 48.5 cm (19 1/8 in.); arc: 130°

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Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; pierced and carved mother-of-pearl sticks; paste


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