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Cardboard, printed, applied with prints, and painted in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, puce pink, red, and brown, water-colours; turned wooden handle, with moss-green silk ribbon. One side is printed with a full-length portrait of Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, Duchesse du Maine, with imprint below 'Tous les Portaicts de la Cour se trouvent chez N.R. .. ? ert fils rue St. Iaques à l'aigle', and below that, outside the frame, in script, 'Louise Benedicte de Bourbon, Duchesse du Maine.' On the reverse, at the top is a map of Asia, and below that three prints of characters from the Italian Comedy, entitled 'Le Docteur Baluardo', 'Isabelle', and 'Scaramouche'. The edge is painted bright red.
France (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
height: (whole): 45.4
early 18th Century
circa 1700 to 1730
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.394-1985 (Applied Arts)