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Strung glass (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk lining. White ground with scene on top with lady and two men in basket of ascending balloon, based on painting "The Three Favorite Aerial Travelers" by J.F. Rigaud. Ascension took place 29 June 1785 (London). Good...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1785–1800

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 9.7 x 13.6cm (1 9/16 x 3 13/16 x 5 3/8in.)

Accession Number

43.2270a

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network; sablé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles