Overall: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass and metal
Not On View
This ball bead has a blue green ground decorated with seven discs rimmed with white. On each disc are seven spots of blue bordered by white and brown. These spots are slightly raised. The bead has a “cotter pin” running through a boring hole. At one end of the boring hole, the “cotter pin” is a loop shape and at the other end the two ends of the “cotter pin” are bent at right angles to hold the “cotter pin” in the boring hole.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way