An elegant white daywear pair of ladies'gloves with red thumb made in England in the 1950's in glacé leather with handsewn stabstitch, called 'cockfight' with the spur-shaped thumb V point.
Madame Crystal was the name used by Mrs Tugendhat who came to England as a refugee from Nazi Germany or Austria in the late 1930's and established herself in London as designer and manufacturer of elegant fashion accessories, particularly gloves. These were sold by top London fashion stores to customers including society ladies, leaders of fashion and film stars.
Donated by Madame Crystal herself. Returned in 2007 from the Museum of London.