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Small round box with cover (balloon design) (box)

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Small round box with cover of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Leather interior. White ground with yellow, green and clear balloon on top, based on ascension of Pilatre de Rozier and Jules Romain at Boulogne on 15 June 1785. Good condition, touches of paint.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, about 1785

Object Place

France

Dimensions

3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: H: 3.2 cm, Diam: 6.3 cm

Accession Number

43.2268a

Medium or Technique

Glass, leather; beadwork (sablé)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles