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Pocketbook: device of Louis XIV

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Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Obverse: pastoral scene with deer, dog, birds and rabbits. Reverse: phoenix rising from fire, two large flowers, insects, sun...

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Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, about 1715

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 x 17.2 x 1.5 cm (5 3/16 x 6 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2365

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé), woven silk and metallic binding; sablé

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes