A pair of ladies' long, shaped fingerless mittens, circa 1700 – 1715, of kid leather grain outside, overstitched hand and thumb edges and with decorative silk running stitch, the mittens of extremely long, narrow form widening at the armholes, barely visible rows of pointing stitches and floss silk embroidered birds to the pointed finger guards, lined in green silk, 44 cm long. See accession number 23459 for a similar pair. Probably used for formal or evening wear.
Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence. Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from NHLF