At the coronations of the British monarchy, the Sovereign's right hand glove is removed and the coronation ring is put on. For some 150 years, the coronation gloves have been produced by Messrs Harborow of London. A duplicate glove was always made in case of accident to the original and in 1972, Messrs Harborow presented these to the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London. In 1953, the Glovers Company was itself granted the privilege of producing the glove for HM Queen Elizabeth II.

A duplicate of the coronation glove worn by King George V, 22nd June 1911, of white kid leather, grain side out, lined with crimson satin, the separately worked gauntlet worked in raised gold purl threads, metal strip and sequins with roses, shamrocks, thistles and acorns, the main glove with raised-work coat of arms in red, white and blue silks with gold purl edging, and red velvet kingly crown, 36 cm long. Conserved 1995 – 1999 with help from NHLF.

Purchased via Ian Shave in March 2008.

Accession No: 25747
The Catalogue is under Copyright (C) 2012, The Glove Collection Trust.