Oval box and cover (cover)
4 x 9.7 x 13.6 cm (1 9/16 x 3 13/16 x 5 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 13.6 x 9.7 x 4.0 cm
Medium or Technique
Glass beads on looped network; sablé
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Strung glass (called sablé) held together with looping stitches. Pink silk lining. White ground with scene on top with lady and two men in basket of ascending balloon, based on painting “The Three Favorite Aerial Travelers” by J.F. Rigaud. Ascension took place 29 June 1785 (London). Good condition.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection