An unusually large pair of leather riding gloves, circa 1680 – 1700, of white leather dyed very pale pink/fawn, suede side uppermost, with integral curved gauntlets adorned with 11 cm deep gold fringing, tassels and fly braid of exceptional weight and complexity, the upper hand and gloves embroidered in relief in silver-gilt threads with stylised pomegranates and foliage with gold looping and sequinned detailing, fingers and thumbs over-stitched in fine brown silks. See ‘Gloves' by Valerie Cumming p 34 for a similar pair of gloves. Connoisseur Vol. 58, September 1920, fig.11 illustrating these gloves as Mr Robert Spence's Collection. See 23359 + A for a very similar pair in buff leather.
Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence. Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from the NHLF.