Object Place: China (for export)
Guard: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.); maximum open: 34.5 cm (13 6/16 in.); arc: 160°
Medium or Technique
Pierced and carved tortoiseshell blades, silk
Not On View
Twenty-four carved and pierced tortoiseshell sticks, green silk connecting ribbon. Blades: monogram “HEW” center, many figures employed at various tasks surround; figures in various attitudes at heads above ribbon. Guards: figures above shoulders, buildings below. Serrated stick heads.
Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976