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Miniature envelope-style pocketbook. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Designs on white ground: cupid shooting arrow at blue and red hearts (obv.); Borbon arms surmounted by coronet (rev.); red heart...

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Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1715–90

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 6 cm (1 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2341

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé), woven silk and metallic binding; sablé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes