Round box with cover (box)

French
1785–90


Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 11.4 cm (1 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Medium or Technique

Glass, Silk; Glass beads on looped network; sablé

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Round box with cover of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk interior, green silk base. White ground with green balloon with design of two caryatids, with two figures in basket. Balloon used in ascent of Darroussin and Ballet at Bagnols on 18 August 1785. Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection