Hand screen

French
1785–1800


Object Place: France

Dimensions

25 cm (9 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 41.3 x 20.7 cm

Accession Number

43.2426

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Hand screen of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Carved wooden handle, screen lined in pink silk. White ground with yellow balloon in center, two birds holding heart at top, two faces blowing wind below. Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection