Object Place: England or France
Guard: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.); maximum open: 50 cm (19 11/16 in.); arc: 130°
Medium or Technique
Lace leaf; ribbed, pierced, ivory sticks painted in oil (?); paste; brass
Not On View
Leaf of Mechlin (Flanders) lace. Twenty-two pierced, ribbed ivory sticks, painted in oil (?). Central obverse painted plaque (on blades) shows a scene of a man and two seated ladies, plaque to left shows a woman, plaque to right shows a man. Diamond paste studs at rivet, large brass ring.
SINCERITÉ EST RARE
Gift of Misses Aimeé and Rosamond Lamb to the MFA, April 12, 1978.
Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb