Bag

French
1725–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 11.8 x 9.2 cm (4 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1274

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk, straw, metallic thread, metal purl, spangles

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small escutcheon-shaped purse. Panels of white plain weave silk completely embroidered with polychrome silk, straw, metallic thread, wire, metal spangles. Silk threads worked in French knot, stenm stitch. Straw is laid and couched with silk. Metallic threads in bullion knot, raised work, and securing metal spangles.
Different motifs on either side. Obverse: woman seated under tree with lamb; reverse: man standing in field with building in distance; both framed in Baroque motifs. Gilt-galloon binding. Two pleated side panels of blue silk damask. Steel frame, no closure. White silk lining (discolored).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection