Perfume bottle

French
about 1784


Dimensions

Overall: 7.4 x 4.2 cm (2 15/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Medium or Technique

Glass, beadwork (Sablé)

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Balloon shaped metal container with metal stopper, both covered with strung glass beads (called sablé) held together by looping stitches. White ground with elaborate design and initials “LF” on side. Balloon is Le Flesselle, ascension of 19 January 1784 (Lyon). Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collecting, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection