An unusually large and rare pair of leather riding gloves, circa 1680 – 1700, of white leather dyed buff brown, suede side uppermost, with integral curved gauntlets adorned with 11cm deep gold fringing, tassels and fly braid of astonishing weight and complexity, the upper hand and thumbs embroidered in relief in silver-gilt threads with stylised fruits and palmettes with gold looping and sequinned detailing, fingers and thumbs with overstitched seams. See ‘Gloves'by Valerie Cumming p 34 for an illustration. Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence. Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from the NHLF.

Accession No: 23359 + A
The Catalogue is under Copyright (C) 2012, The Glove Collection Trust.