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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, blue silk base. White ground with white, blue and yellow striped balloon on top with square frames to either side of balloon, based on ascension of 25 April 1784 (Dijon). 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: 5.3 x 11 cm (2 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2265a

Medium or Technique

Glass, Silk; Glass beads on looped network (sablé)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles