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Balloon-shaped case

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Scissors or monocle case, two-sided, flat balloon-shape of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk lining. White ground with design identifying balloon with ascension of 21 November 1783 (Paris). Good condition, some paint on flowers at bottom.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1783–90

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 7 cm (4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.2359

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network (Sablé)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles