Pocketbook

sablé

French
1725–75


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 15.5 cm (3 9/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2367

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). Polychrome Rococo design on white ground: pears and flowers (obv.), bagpipes and butterflies (rev.), floral borders. White metallic galloon binding. Blue silk lining. Cardboard foundation.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection