Object Place: England (?)
Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 115°
Medium or Technique
Skin leaf, etched and painted in watercolor; pierced and gilded ivory/wood sticks; pierced and carved ivory guards
Not On View
Nineteen narrow pierced and gilded ivory sticks. Printed paper leaf showing Roman ruins and figures in several kinds of costume, details in water-color. Blades backing leaf are of wood.
Before 1901: Collection Gardner Brewer; by 1901: Collection Mrs. Arthur Croft; gift of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA 1901.
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection