Description: the paper leaf painted with a pastoral landscape, a shepherdess intercepted by a fortune teller, the reverse with a child in the countryside, the ivory sticks pierced, carved, gilt and silvered with putti among trophies and neoclassical ornaments, each guard set with an articulated miniature, of a man playing a hunting horn and a woman holding a fan,
in a later case
Dimensions: 27.7cm., 10 7/8 in. long
Condition Report: some expected tears and wear along edges and folds, a few with traces of reinforcement now gone, some silvered and gilt ornament tarnished and missing. catch for articulated portrait missing on each side.
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