Oval box and cover (cover)

French
1785–1800


Dimensions

4 x 9.7 x 13.6 cm (1 9/16 x 3 13/16 x 5 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 13.6 x 9.7 x 4.0 cm

Medium or Technique

Glass beads on looped network; sablé

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Strung glass (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk lining. White ground with scene on top with lady and two men in basket of ascending balloon, based on painting “The Three Favorite Aerial Travelers” by J.F. Rigaud. Ascension took place 29 June 1785 (London). Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection