Pocketbook

sablé

French
1725–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

14.8 x 9.3 cm (5 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2344

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé), woven silk and metallic binding; sablé

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Design on white ground: lovebirds with heart and floral swag above (obv.); peacock and floral swag above (rev.), both have rocaille border with cornucopias; floral and rocaille motif (flap). Gilt-galloon binding. Blue silk taffeta lining and side panels. Cardboard foundation.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection