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Sticks and guards of wood with arched ends, pierced and painted in bodycolour (20+2). Pink silk ribbon. Brass? rivet (not steel) with star-shaped mother-of-pearl washers. Front: Painted in two shades of pink, blue, purple, yellow and white with a band of roses, other flowers and foliage, below which are blue vases of flowers with pierced backgrounds and four bands of smaller pierced formal floral and leaf ornament. Above the ribbon, the ends of the sticks have pierced palmettes. Guards: Pierced formal flowers and foliage.
Netherlands (maker) (country)
Dutch (maker) (nationality)
Sticks and guards of wood with arched ends, pierced and painted in bodycolour (20+2). Pink silk ribbon. Brass? rivet (not steel) with star-shaped mother-of-pearl washers.
length: (guards): 15.9
early 19th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.281-1985 (Applied Arts)