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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Friday, June 02, 2017

a beaded field

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection www.mfa.org
Crafted in France around 1715, this pocketbook is known by the eagle and sun on its obverse side: "Device of Louis XIV." Louis XIV was the Sun King, but I see just as much radiance in the reverse side I've shown here.  This lush natural scene is all done in strung-together glass beads.  Do you see the dog at hunt over on the left?  Here's an enhance, with bonus squirrel:

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