Fiancés in the countryside

Length cm 27,5
Spread cm 51, 5
Sticks    17 plus 2
1850, Italy
A lithographed acquerello on paper.
The country scene would recall the XVIII models according to the Louis XV style.
The ivory sticks are golden damascened with the guards which are spiral decorated at the throat.
It’s not so valuable but it has the particularity of having applied, on a guard, a brass bearing which has a fixed little mirror in order to look at the shoulders, a coquetry expedient.
"Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail." Leonardo Da Vinci