Watch case

sablé

French
1783–1800


Object Place: France

Dimensions

5.5 x 1.6 cm (2 3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2420

Medium or Technique

Glass, beadwork; sablé

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Watch case of strung glass beads (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. White ground with two cupids supporting small balloon. Red velvet lining. Good condition, touches of pink paint.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection