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Double silk leaf, the front features three vignettes; the central scene is painted in bodycolour with a fete galante; the two scenes flanking this are printed and applied; each scene is then decorated with gilt sequins and the background is painted. The reverse is lightly painted with flowers, an urn and decorative scrolls, garlands and borders. The sticks and guards are of pierced and fretted ivory and gilt in threee tones.
Europe (maker) (continent)
length: (guards): 27.6
4th quarter 18th century
circa 1775 to 1785
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.318-1985 (Applied Arts)