Object Place: France (?)
Guard: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); maximum open: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.); arc: 120°
Medium or Technique
Ivory blades, painted in oil and varnished, discontinuous painted silk ribbon, mother-of-pearl thumbgard and washer
Not On View
On one side, a landscape with a bridge and two figures. On reverse, a classical interior with seven figures: “Achilles at Skyros.” Colors, gray-greens, black and silver. Twenty-eight ivory sticks with mother-of-pearl on the ends of the guards. Ribbon on edge painted in black and white.
Gift of Mrs. WInthrop Sargent to the MFA, 1917.
Gift of Mrs. Winthrop Sargent