Pair of women's openwork stockings

German (Chemnitz)
about 1900–20


Object Place: Chemnitz, Germany

Dimensions

74.5 x 25.3 cm (29 5/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.520a-b

Medium or Technique

Cotton knit

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Knitted black lisle (cotton) with openwork boot of vertical bands. Reinforced toe, sole, heel, welt. Marked on (a) “8 1/2,” “Silver Crowns, Fast Black,” “Spliced Heels and Toes, 5800, Germany”; labeled “The Silver Crowns black is guaranteed fast; Silver Crowns, Fast Black; and will neither crock nor change color when washed.”

Credit Line

The Arthur Warren Rayner Hosiery Collection, Gift of Mrs. Frank K. Idell