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Mother-of-pearl, etched and carved (21+2). White silk ribbon. Rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Gilt metal loop. Front and Reverse: Engraved with Chinese genre scenes and a floral border running up the left side, under the ribbon and down the right side. Guards: Carved on the front with a dragon and a dog of fo, the back engraved with figures in landscape.
Chinese for European market
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
Mother-of-pearl, etched and carved (21+2). White silk ribbon. Rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Gilt metal loop.
length: (guards): 18.9
early 19th Century
circa 1820 to 1830
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.385-1985 (Applied Arts)