A pair of men's knitted silk gloves, probably Italian, early 18th century, lined in plain ivory silk/linen, knitted in stocking stitch with an ivory ground scrolling carnations, tulips and angular scrolling foliage, small birds and beasts, in green, two shades of pink, vivid blue and yellow, shaped curved openings, 28 cm long. See Connoisseur, vol 55, //October 1919, p.38 fig 5 illustrating the collection of Mr Robert Spence. Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence.

Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from NHLF.

Accession No: 23415 + A
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