A pair of ladies' knitted ivory silk elbow-length mittens, circa 1800 - 1820, the machine knitted silk ground with bracelet style panel to the wrist, ribbed upper and lower edges, separately seamed thumb, Indian raised work embroidered floral medallions to the arm section and silk and gold purl wire thread roses and arches to the knuckles, 24 cm long. The raised purl-wire embroidery is typical of work done in Delhi in the the 19th century.

Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence. Conserved 1995 - 1999 with help from NHLF.

Accession No: 23453 + A
The Catalogue is under Copyright (C) 2012, The Glove Collection Trust.