Object Place: France or Belgium
30 cm (11 13/16 in.); maximum open: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in.); arc: 165°
Medium or Technique
Lace leaf with silk cartouches painted in gouache; pierced and incised mother-of-pearl sticks, with pierced ivory ribs; mother-of-pearl; brass
Not On View
Leaf of Duchesse and point de Gaze lace in floral design surrounding three painted white silk vignettes: pastoral scene with two small figures by lake with poplars, left; three cupids among flowers, center, signed “Jolivet”; floral swag, right. Fourteen carved and etched mother-of-pearl blades below shoulders and guards in conventionalized design with flower baskets; pierced ivory blades above shoulders. Stylized brass ring with loop for tassel.
Before 1976: collection Mrs. Edward F. Timmins; by 1976: collection Esther Oldham; gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976.