Chatelaine bag

sablé

French
1870–85


Object Place: France

Dimensions

28 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

43.2414

Medium or Technique

Glass, beadwork (sablé); gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Strung glass beads (sablé) held together with looping stitches. Polychrome design on white ground: two coats of arms flanked by 2 angels holding standards under canopy, vegetative border (obv.); woman in early 18th century costume seated at dressing table (rev.). Large hinged gold frame with classical motifs, stud closure, chain with hook (6 marks in frame, 3 in hook). Two interior compartments lined in salmon silk.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection