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('Liberty, Equality and Fraternity')
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'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity'
Double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in water-colours and silver. Gold binding on upper edge. Sticks and guards of polished bone (14+2). Steel rivet. Front: In the centre within an oval frame is a statue of Liberty holding a bundle of rods, axe and helmet in her left hand and a triangle in her right. She stands on a pedestal inscribed in Dutch 'VRYHEID,/ LYKHEID/ BROEDERSCHAP' (Liberty Equality Fraternity). On the left, a group of figures: a woman kneeling beside a cradle, a standing woman holding a spear and a standing man wearing a red, white and blue cap. On the right, another group, comprising a trooper with a gun, a woman with a small boy and a man holding a spear. The ground is seme with silver dots resembling sequins, and on all sides there is a border of a wavy silver-dotted line reserved in a wide brown band. Reverse: Undecorated. Sticks and Guards Undecorated.
Netherlands (maker) (country) ()
France, (maker) (country) ()
Dutch (maker) (nationality) ()
French (maker) (nationality) ()
Double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in water-colours and silver. Gold binding on upper edge. Sticks and guards of polished bone (14+2). Steel rivet.
length: (guards): 27.4
late 18th century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.270-1985 (Applied Arts)