At the coronations of the British monarchy, the sovereign's right hand glove is removed and the coronation ring is put on. For some 150 years, the coronation gloves have been produced by Messrs Harborow of London. A duplicate glove was always made in case of accident to the original and in 1972, Messrs Harborow presented these to the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London. In 1953, the Glovers Company was itself granted the privilege of producing the glove for HM Queen Elizabeth II.

A duplicate of the coronation glove worn by King Edward VII, 9th August 1902 of white kid leather, grain side up, lined with crimson satin, the separately worked gauntlet in raised gold purl threads, couched twisted purl threads and sequins with acanthus leaves, vines and stylised lilies, with raised-work coat of arms in red,white and blue silks with gold purl edging and red velvet kingly crown, 37 cm long. Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from NHLF.

Accession No: 25745
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