Object Place: France
Overall (without tassels): 10 x 13.2 cm (3 15/16 x 5 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass beads strung on linen (sablé); silk netting and braided cords
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Small, round drawstring bag made of four wedge-shaped panels. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Two scenes on white ground, each repeated once: man’s portrait; flying device with two balloons and several sails. Ecru silk netting at top with braided silk drawstrings and four green beaded tassels. White silk taffeta lining. Good condition.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection