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Strung glass beads (called sable) held together with looping stitches. Pink and white striped silk interior, pink silk base. White ground with green balloon of elaborate design on top, inscription on side: "LE FLESSELLE." Ascension of 19 January 1784 (Lyon). Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1784–90

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 14 x 4 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.) Other (Diameter): 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.2263b

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network; sablé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles