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Single skin leaf, painted in bodycolour. Sticks of ivory shaped and pierced. (14+2). Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Front: a basically rectangular view of the Bay of Naples with an eruption of Vesuvius on the right. Down the left and right sides, and across the top there are borders of fruit and foliage on a cream ground, and areas of blue ground painted with black and reddish-brown stylized foliage. Along the lower edge of the view there is a black border inscribed in yellow 'L o Eruption Vesuvio 1822' possibly over an earlier worn inscription. Gold paper binding on top, bottom and left edges. Back: a blue and pink bird perching on a leafy branch, grass and distant mountains. Sticks and guards: the four central sticks are carved with two figures and vertical lines, the rest have panels of different pierced patterns.
Naples (maker) (place)
Italy (maker) (country)
Italian (maker) (nationality)
Single skin leaf, painted in bodycolour. Sticks of ivory shaped and pierced. (14+2). Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers.
length: (guards): 16.5
early 19th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam
M.15-1985 (Applied Arts)