Object Place: France
Guard: 27 (10 5/8); maximum open: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.); arc: 120°
Medium or Technique
Paper leaf painted in gouache; pierced, painted, and regilded ivory sticks; paste
Out on Loan
On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018
Double paper leaf. Obverse: “The Trinket Seller,” set outside a formal garden. Woman carrying basket of cakes left, traveling salesman offers woman and man trinkets from chest center, man and woman around sundial right, floral border. reverse design of pastoral scene of man playing instrument, woman lying down, floral border. Fifteen pierced, painted,and gilded ivory sticks with chinoserie design, diamond paste stud in rivet.
1976, gift of Esther Oldham (b. 1900 - d. 1984), Wellesley, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1976)