Description: the paper leaf painted with the marriage of Clovis and Clotilde, first king and queen of the Franks, in a statue-filled palace, the reverse with shepherds in a riverscape, the ivory guards and sticks painted with chinoiseries, tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl pivot,
in a later cream silk case
Dimensions: 24.7cm., 9 5/8 in. long
Condition Report: overall good condition and fine painting. Some minor wear and tears along edges and folds, one tiny section of leaf missing at central section so stick can be visible, some minor spots of painting to sticks missing, chips to one mother of pearl pivot.
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