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Pair of women's beaded mules

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Pair of women's mules. Tops of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk lining, leather soles. Top scene of balloon ascension, with two mounted, uniformed men in foreground, based on print depicting battle of Fleurus of 26 June 1794.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Sablé

French, about 1794

Object Place

France

Dimensions

21.4 x 8.6 x 7.2 cm (8 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2259a-b

Medium or Technique

Glass beads (sablé), leather sole and heel, silk lining, and gilt metal trim

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes