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    Sale 5318

    Fine Costume & Textiles: The Collector's Sale

    4 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    A PAIR OF RED SILK KNITTED EPISCOPAL GAUNTLETS, ITALY, 17TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF RED SILK KNITTED EPISCOPAL GAUNTLETS, ITALY, 17TH CENTURY
    knitted with gold and red stripes, with a gilt IHS worked into the back of the hand


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    There is a long tradition of knitting in German speaking countries, which includes the items familar to us of gloves and jackets as well as pictorial hangings of extremely high technical and visual interest. Here we see the typical combination of rich red silk with gold tread often seen on jerkins and gloves. The Ikle Collection was particularly rich in this area.

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