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Ivory sticks and guards, pierced and carved (23+2). The left guard is strengthened with a silver plaque. Cream silk ribbon. Brass? rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Front: Carved with the inscription 'SI VOUS AIMEZ CE QUE L'AIME/VOUS VOUS AIMEREZ VOUS MEME' in two lines; above between and below, pierced striations edged by dotted borders. Reverse: Undecorated. Guards: Carved with tiny flowers and birds on a pierced net ground. On the back, engraved striations, a bird and a flower.
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
Ivory sticks and guards, pierced and carved (23+2). The left guard is strengthened with a silver plaque. Cream silk ribbon. Brass? rivet with mother-of-pearl washers
length: (guards): 146
late 18th-early 19th century
circa 1790 to 1820
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
M.130-1985 (Applied Arts)