London, South Kensington
3 December 2009
A PAIR OF CHILDREN'S MITTENS
worked in red floss silks with floral borders, an inserted button-hole stitch seam, the cuffs lined with pink silk, the tops with a blue flower
with ink inscription : These Mittens belonged to Princess Charlotte, only child of George IV & Queen Caroline. She was born in January 1796, m Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg 1816, died at Claremont November 1817.
mounted on velvet covered board
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Sold with this lot are two hand-written notes. One gives details of how a Miss Welford of Clapham came to be in possession of the gloves, which were given to her by her aunt, who had married a court tailor, Mr Thomas Crick.
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