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Knob or parasol handle

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Balloon-shaped object, possibly knob, pull or parasol handle, wood covered with strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. White ground with design identifying balloon with ascension of 21 November 1783 (Paris). Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1783–90

Object Place

France

Dimensions

4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2423

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network (Sablé)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes