Round box with cover (cover)

French
1785–1800


Dimensions

Overall: 5.3 x 11 cm (2 1/16 x 4 5/16 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, blue silk base. White ground with white, blue and yellow striped balloon on top with square frames to either side of balloon, based on ascension of 25 April 1784 (Dijon). Good condition.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection