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Small round box with cover (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 scene on top of balloon with vertical stripes. Good condition, touches of paint.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1783–1800

Object Place

France

Dimensions

3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: H: 3.3 cm, Diam: 6.4 cm

Accession Number

43.2267a

Medium or Technique

Glass, leather; beadwork (sablé)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles