Description: the paper leaf painted with a large vignette depicting Venus and Mars by the altar of love among companions, within scrolls and putti
en grisaille, the reverse with a further putto
en grisaille and a garland of flowers, the mother of pearl sticks and guards carved, pierced, gilt and silvered with putti among neoclassical elements, each guard with a portrait of a gentleman or a lady in contemporary dress, glazed on ivory, within paste frame, mother-of-pearl pivot,
later quilted silk case
Dimensions: 28,2cm., 11 1/8 in. long
Condition Report: overall good condition despite minor tears and wear along edges and folds. giltand silvered ornaments coming off in some places and tarnished.
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