Small round box with cover (balloon design) (box)

French
about 1785


Dimensions

3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: H: 3.2 cm, Diam: 6.3 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 yellow, green and clear balloon on top, based on ascension of Pilatre de Rozier and Jules Romain at Boulogne on 15 June 1785. Good condition, touches of paint.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to the MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection