Chátelaine

sablé

French
1783–90


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 7 x 0.1 cm (6 11/16 x 2 3/4)

Accession Number

43.2360

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network; sablé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Chátelaine with three pendants, all of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches, with gilt metal appendages hanging from each pendant. Pink silk lining. White ground with two cupids holding balloon of 21 November 1783 ascension (Paris). Cupid holding heart and crown and two birds on pendants. Good condition, chátelaine hook missing.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection