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Round box with cover (box)

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Round box with cover of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk interior, green silk base. White ground with green balloon with design of two caryatids, with two figures in basket. Balloon used in ascent of Darroussin and Ballet at Bagnols on 18 August...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1785–90

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 11.4 cm (1 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.2264a

Medium or Technique

Glass, Silk; Glass beads on looped network; sablé

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