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Strung glass beads (called sable) held together wth looping stitches, with metal ink well and sand box. Pink silk lining. White ground with scene of balloon of Messers. Charles and Robert landing (1 December 1783, Paris). Inscription on front side: "1783.MONSEIGNEUR IE SUIS A VOUS." Good...

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Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 17th–18th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

3.5 x 15.1 x 11.5 cm (1 3/8 x 5 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.2280b

Medium or Technique

Glass beads, Sablé beadwork

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles