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Seeing details of Gloves

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4 February 2009

Seeing details of Gloves

One thing that has always driven me nuts is that I’ll see an image of some extant gloves, but not be able to see much detail in the working of the cuffs except in a few cases.
I found a site yesterday that shows lots and lots of detail shots of lots of gloves – from The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London
http://charlie.2-minute-website.com/site/trustfund.trial/

“The Spence and Harborow Collections

In 1959 the late Robert Spence presented his magnificent collection of historical gloves to the Company and we record our gratitude for his generosity. This Collection covers the period from the late 16th Century until the middle of the 19th Century, but its richest exhibits fall within the period of c.1590 and 1680. “
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There are a couple of other collections there – Coronation Gloves of the 20th C, and gloves dated 1800-200.
Of course, my  heart lies with the Spence Collection.
233702-5010-8403-8704-010
Here is a single detail shot from the site – showing a pearl cornflower, similiar to the one I showed a black and white image of (different object – that was a coif) in my last post. (so I thought it a good one to put up here).
Have fun!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

Wow, what a great link. These collections are wonderful. Thank you for sharing

Wednesday, February 04, 2009  
Blogger Plays with Needles said...

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed checking it out. I'd love a book on just the details wouldn't you?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Yes!

Thursday, February 12, 2009  

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