Small round box with cover (box)

French
1783–1800


Dimensions

3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: H: 3.3 cm, Diam: 6.4 cm

Medium or Technique

Glass, leather; beadwork (sablé)

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Small round box with cover of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Leather interior. White ground with scene on top of balloon with vertical stripes. Good condition, touches of paint.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection