A pair of gentlemen's gauntlet gloves, English circa 1600 – 1610, of white doeskin leather stained buff, with separately embroidered gauntlet of gilly flowers, honeysuckle and tulips worked in couched silver and gold thread, gold purl wire, coiled and couched coral pink and green silk threads form the foliage and hummocks, each enclosed by a couched gold thread arch, with decoratively worked couched gold thread gilly flowers and sun motifs to the thumb surround and upper palm, three gusset bands to the side of the gauntlets hold them in place, edged with gold fringing.(See ‘Gloves' by Valerie Cumming, p.24, fig 8 for a similar glove with embroidered band around the thumb)

Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence.

Conservation 1995 - 1999 sponsored by Dewhurst Dent plc.

Accession No: 23371 + A
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