Description: the paper leaf painted with Vulcan kneeling in front of Venus, his anvil and forged armour to one side, bacchic putti to the other, in a river landscape, the reverse with chinoiseries, the ivory sticks and guards finely carved and pierced with pastoral figures, dogs and birds, the guards with tinted foil ground, paste pivot,
in paper case
Dimensions: 26.7cm., 10 1/2 in. long
Condition Report: overall good condition apart from minute tear and wears to edges and along folds, one stick has been restuck to one tiny section; minor losses to ivory strands.
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