Pair of gloves

English
early 17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

14.3 x 14.5 cm (5 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.411a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather embroidered with silk yarns and gilt-silver spangles, metal trim

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream colored leather, now somewhat browned, with deep scalloped cuffs. Cuffs stuffed, lined with pink silk, covered with white silk on outside, each embroidered with same hunting scene, man blowing horn and dogs pursuing deer; squirrels, boar, birds, and basilisk; worked with polychrome silks and several kinds of metal threads, sequins and glass beads (eyes of animals), in satin, stem, knot, and couching stitches; ruffle of pink (faded) ribbon at lower edge of cuffs; outside edges of cuffs trimmed with narrow metal bobbin lace.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15,1943. Gift of Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection