Possibly by Alice Helen Loch (British, 19th century)
Object Place: Paris, France
Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.); 145°
Medium or Technique
Silk leaf painted in gouache, decorated with brass, steel, and multicolored sequins; pierced, gilt ivory sticks
Not On View
Double silk leaf decorated with polychrome spangles and gilt-silver yarns. Obverse: pastoral scene of man and woman, stylized border, pink background, gilt edging; music and instruments in vignette right. Reverse: plain yellow silk, signed “Duvelleroy” left guardstick. Fourteen machine-pierced ivory sticks decorated with gilt-silver and piqué work, mother-of-pearl button at rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.