Gauntlet glove in soft white kidskin: 17th century
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Gauntlet glove in soft white kidskin. Gauntlet cut separately and joined at wrist. Hand made from two layers of leather, upper one exceptionally fine and soft. Gauntlet has two layers of slightly thicker leather with some form of interlining and lining of deep pink silk, trimmed with fringe of silver-gilt thread bound with cream silk. Wrist and inset band outlined with narrow braids of plaited silver-gilt thread. Its bands are embroidered with silver-gilt thread and purl in laid and couched work, partially padded. Scrolling stems enclose the stylised flowerheads. Gauntlet outlined down open on the side and along lower edge with flat loops of couched silver-gilt thread, with a large silver-gilt spot with each loop. The main part of the gauntlet contains a large carnation flower with curving, leafy stems to either side which is partially padded.
1610 AD - 1650 AD