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Strung glass beads (called sable) held together with looping stitches. Green balloon in clouds on top, people on the four sides, large building on back. Ascent of "Globe" on 27 August 1783 (Paris). Good condition, paint on light blue areas.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1785–1800

Object Place

France

Dimensions

9 x 16.2 x 12.2 cm (3 9/16 x 6 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 9.0 x 16.2 x 12.2 cm

Accession Number

43.2278

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles