Artist Ernest Kees (French)
Object Place: Paris, France
Guard: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); maximum open: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.); arc: 140°
Medium or Technique
Silk silk leaf backed with net and painted and decorated with sequins and spangles; reformed protein sticks, incised and painted with gilt and silver and encrusted with imitation jewels; brass; painted
Not On View
Single leaf of green silk, backed by net. Painted and decorated with sequins and spangles, and decoupé to show net backing. Sticks of imitation blonde tortoise shell, incised and painted with gilt and silver paint and encrusted with imitation jewels. Brass ring and green paste jewel at rivet. Signed by the artist, central cartouche, left: “Martinel.” Signed “E. Kees” on left reverse guard.
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Lee Wolff to MFA, September 17, 1986.
Gift in memory of Mathilde A. Wolff (Mrs. Samuel Lee Wolff)