3.5 x 15.1 x 11.5 cm (1 3/8 x 5 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass beads, Sablé beadwork
Not On View
Strung glass beads (called sable) held together wth looping stitches, with metal ink well and sand box. Pink silk lining. White ground with scene of balloon of Messers. Charles and Robert landing (1 December 1783, Paris). Inscription on front side: “1783.MONSEIGNEUR IE SUIS A VOUS.” Good condition, touches of paint on faces.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection