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Leaf of point d'Angleterre bobbin lace. Design of man with horn and dog, woman with branch and dog on leash, vegetative and decorative motifs to sides. Sixteen carved and pierced ivory sticks; classic medallion with nude figures on blades, chinoiserie motifs surround; deep carved man (obverse)...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1770s

Object Place

Belgium or England

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.); arc: 120°

Accession Number

1976.543

Medium or Technique

Bobbin lace leaf; carved and pierced ivory sticks; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes