Pair of women's stockings

German (Chemnitz)
about 1900–20

Object Place: Chemnitz, Germany


81.3 x 24.5 cm (32 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton knit with silk embroidery

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s clocked stockings. Knitted black lisle (cotton) with openwork clocks decorated with pink silk embroidery. Reinforced toe, sole, heel, and welt. Marked on (a) “9 1/2,” “High Spliced Heel, 1289, 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