After Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721)
Object Place: France, for Spanish market
Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 52 cm 20 1/2 in.); arc: 160°
Medium or Technique
Paper leaf, lithographed, embossed, gilded and painted with watercolor; mother-of-pearl sticks pierced and incised with gilt; brass
Not On View
Double paper leaf. Obverse: Design derived from Watteau’s “L’Embarquement pour Cythère” (1717). Reverse: oval showing ladies and gentlemen, in 17th century costume, boating on ornamental lake. Twelve heavy sticks mother-of pearl, pierced and incised with cornucopia motifs and ogival arches in applied gilt. Brass button at rivet and ornate ring.
Gift of Miss Mary Lee to MFA, February 9, 1956.
Gift of Miss Mary Lee, in memory of Miss Alice Lee