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Double net leaf decorated with lace cut gold foil and applied pieces of gold foile cut steel. Sticks of fretted horn with cut steel applications and incrustations backed with cut steel and gold foil. Rivet and washer of steel. Front: On the lower leaf, three rows of profiled gold foil stars, with above them swags of cut steel leaves. On the upper half gold foil lace form sits with a row of arches formed by cut steel leaves and a Greek key pattern on top. The top and lower edging are of gold foil.. Back: undecorated. Sticks: A row of pierced horn twigs, one of cut steel circles, one of pierced circles and a row of larger circles. The reverse is undecorated. Guards: Both guards are decorated in the same way: six steel circles of different size on the bottom, small circles bordering a triangular panel, backed with profiled gold foil and pierced cut steel. A cut steel anthemion motif is applied on at the top.
France, (maker) (country) ()
Italy (maker) (country) ()
French (maker) (nationality) ()
Italian (maker) (nationality) ()
double net leaf decorated with lace cut gold foil and applied pieces of gold foil cut steel. Sticks of fretted horn with cut steel applications and incrustations backed with cut steel and gold foil. Rivet and washer of steel.
length: (guards): 16.2
early 19th Century
circa 1800 to 1815
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.201-1985 (Applied Arts)