A pair of knitted silk/cotton elbow length finger-less ladies mittens, late 17th – early 18th century, with separately worked thumb section, the arm section knitted in the round, worked in pink and green with bold flowering plant sprouting carnations, honeysuckle amid small birds and the initials MX, RS, RM, RI M, the other hand initialled HN, PF, RI, M, blue zig-zag bracelet band and outer cuff band, the plain hand sections with seam at thumb and side, 32 cm long.(although one side of the hand has a fully cast off section, the upper half does not which suggests that they originally had peaked finger covers which were removed, adapted).

Accession No: 23416 + A
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