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Painted paper central medallion on Binche bobbin lace leaf. Obverse: painted pastoral scene of man presenting flower to woman, woman with staff watching. Reverse: simple pastoral scene with shepherdess with staff. Sixteen carved and pierced ivory sticks with red and blue painted details:...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1760s

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.523

Medium or Technique

Bobbin lace leaf with applied painted paper; carved, pierced, and painted ivory sticks; mother-of-pearl; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes