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Salmon silk bag and ribbon drawstrings with hexagonal base of strung glass beads (sablé) held together by looping stitches on cardboard foundation. Polychrome design on white ground on base: six scenes of romantic love inscribed IEN SUIS REINE, IE L'AY CHOISI, FIDEL AMOUR, IE SUIS FIXE, PEINE...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1760–80

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 27 x 22 cm (10 5/8 x 8 11/16 in.) Overall: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2415

Medium or Technique

Silk; Beadwork and silk; sablé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes