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Double chickenskin leaf, painted in bodycolour and silvered; the reverse shows fishermen by a river with boats. The sticks are of painted ivory and the guards of polished bamboo, strengthened with tortoiseshell at the head.
Northern Europe (maker) (continent)
length: (guards): 25.2
mid 18th Century
circa 1740 to 1750
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
M.133-1985 (Applied Arts)