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Double paper leaf. Obverse: Design derived from Watteau's "L'Embarquement pour Cythère" (1717). Reverse: oval showing ladies and gentlemen, in 17th century costume, boating on ornamental lake. Twelve heavy sticks mother-of pearl, pierced and incised with cornucopia motifs and ogival arches in...

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Gift of Miss Mary Lee to MFA, February 9, 1956.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, in memory of Miss Alice Lee

mid-19th century

Object Place

France, for Spanish market


Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 52 cm 20 1/2 in.); arc: 160°

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Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, lithographed, embossed, gilded and painted with watercolor; mother-of-pearl sticks pierced and incised with gilt; brass


Textiles and Fashion Arts