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Ivory sticks and guards in the form of arrows with circular cut steel framed peepholes in the flights, and circular eyeglass in both guards (19+2). Decorated with engraving to resemble feathers, covered with silver foil. A cream silk ribbon is threaded through a row of slits below the peepholes. Steel washers to the rivets. Reverse is undecorated.
France (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
ivory, pierced, engraved and covered with silver foil, and applied with cut steel circles, and two stell-rimmed eye glasses, and two steel washers to the rivet
length: (guards): 14.1
late 18th century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.119-1985 (Applied Arts)