mid 18th Century
The double paper leaf is silvered and has a grisaille design of pen. ink and wash; the reverse shows a sprig of flowers painted in grey water colours. The sticks are of pierced ivory, the guards have an addition of some carving.
European, possibly Italian.
length, guards, 25.8, cm
bought; 1985-01-28; Anne, Countess of Rosse
Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)
Messel, Leonard; owner
Anne, Countess of Rosse; owner
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
old catalogue number; DR 23/311; Messel-Rosse Collection; 1985
Object Number: M.146-1985
(record id: 117731; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2011-12-02)