A pair of babies' false-quilted finger-less mittens, circa 1700 – 1710, the natural linen beige fabric ground with overall quatrefoil and sprigged linked repeats in tiny yellow silk running stitches, the angular gauntlet, thumb and finger guard bound in yellow ribbon binding, then folded and whip-stitched, 12 cm long. (See Phillips May 16 1985 for a similarly embroidered pair of mittens) This pair and the following pair were reproduced in ‘Connoisseur' October 1919, the Collection of Robert Spence page 90 items 11 and 11a. Part of the Collection donated to the Livery in 1959 by the late Robert Spence.

Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from NHLF.

Accession No:23454 + A
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