Object Place: France
Overall: 11.5 x 16.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass beads strung on linen (sablé), woven silk and metallic binding; sablé
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Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Pastoral design on white ground: hunter with dogs, shepherddess with sheep, birds, flowering trees, fountain, church, inscribed TROP PARLER NUIT/QUI PRENT EST PRIS/IE NE PVIS RIEN (obv.); shepherd with dog and flock, wolf attacking sheep, flowering trees, small village, inscribed QVI S’EXPOSE AV PERIL VEVT BIEN TROVVER LA MORT (rev.); sun above (flap). Gilt-galloon binding. Salmon silk satin lining and side panels. Cardboard foundation.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection