Pocketbook: device of Louis XIV

sablé

French
about 1715


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 15.7 cm (3 5/8 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2346

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 design on white ground with yellow and black borders: Baroque floral motifs (obv. and flap); sun and phoenix of Louis XIV, ribbon above inscribed IE VIT SANS MOVRIR, borders inscribed SI IE MEVR CE NEST QVE POVR REVIVRE (rev.). Silver metallic galloon binding. White 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