Gloves - inv. 1077 a/b

England or Flanders, 1630-1650

1630 - 1650
silver gilt   leather   pearl   silk  
28,5 x 15 cm
1879 bequest Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Inv. 1077a 1077b

Lace Room

The refinement of these gloves is due to the cuffs, lined with silk taffeta, embroidered with silver-gilt yarn and coloured silk and edged with bobbin lace in silver gilt and sequins. Their decoration includes flowers, cornucopias at the sides of a vase with ears of wheat and doves set amid the branches on the ground pattern. The outlines of the cornucopias and vases are set off by rows of tiny pearls, while the ground, flowers and leaves are decorated with silver-gilt sequins. The form of the cuffs and the naturalistic rendering of the decorative details enable us to date the gloves to between 1630 and 1650.