Child's mitten

American
mid-19th century


Object Place: America

Dimensions

17 x 10.1 cm (6 11/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

53.1085

Medium or Technique

Wool knit

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s knitted mitten, white background with horizontal bands of ivy design, rosette at tip of mitten, red and black birds, cherry trees, cats, strawberries, cooks, and teakettles, around wrist band of letters in red: “friendship’s token;” thumb darned.

Provenance

Belonged to Henrietta Holmes. Christopher H. Coleman was the uncle of Mr. John C. Purves; Henrietta Holmes was his grandmother's sister.
Through Mr. John C. Purves

Credit Line

Gift from the estate of Mrs. Austin M. Purves