Object Place: France
Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk leaf, painted, stencilled, decorated with spangles, embroidered, holes cut and filled with net; carved ivory sticks; carved, pierced, and gilded guards; foil; mother-of-pearl
Not On View
White silk leaf with design of balloon ascension and painted and stencilled stylized floral motifs, embroidered with brass and colored spangles and gilt-silver chain; net peepholes. Carved ivory sticks; guards pierced and carved in design of stylized balloon ascension with gilt and silver detail and red foil backing. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.