Object Place: Italy or Netherlands
Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.); arc: 155°
Medium or Technique
Skin/paper leaf painted in gouache; pierced, carved and painted ivory sticks, inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gilded; mother-of-pearl; brass
Not On View
Leaf: paper recto, skin verso. Obverse: design of “The Reapers,” man drinking, another resting on bales left, two men and two women harvesting with sickles center, man with dog loading donkey right; maroon and green decorative side borders. Reverse plain. Twenty-one carved, pierced and painted ivory sticks: shepherd and sheep carved center blades flanked by painted and inset mother-of-pearl chinoiserie design, gilt and painted borders; painted and mother-of-pearl inset details on guards; mother-of-pearl thumbpieces (obverse broken), brass rivet.
Before 1976, Collection DeWitt Clinton Cohen; by 1976, Collection, Esther Oldham, gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.