Object Place: France
Guard: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); maximum open: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ivory blades painted with oil and lacquered; silk; paste
Not On View
Obverse: “Hawking Party,” hunter on horseback and standing center, hunter with birds, gun, dog to left, farm figures to right; chinoiserie scene below shoulders. Reverse: pastoral scene of man and woman resting after hunt with another hunter, dogs; chinoiserie scene with pheasant below shoulder. Woman’s portraits in medallions on guards. Green silk connecting ribbon with painted floral design. Diamond paste studs in rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.