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Balloon shaped metal container with metal stopper, both covered with strung glass beads (called sablé) held together by looping stitches. White ground with elaborate design and initials "LF" on side. Balloon is Le Flesselle, ascension of 19 January 1784 (Lyon). Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, about 1784

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 4.2 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2422a

Medium or Technique

Glass, beadwork (Sablé)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles