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Pair of stockings

Pair of stockings

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730-ca. 1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stockings of blue machine knitted silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss A Gill

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Stockings of blue machine knitted silk with 4 rows of white at tops. They are hand finished and embroidered at the ankle in a grey. white and pink and lilac pyramid design composed of and surmounted by formal floral motifs. This is carried out in satin stitch with a variation of texture obtained by using twisting and stranded silk.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


ca. 1730-ca. 1769 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stockings of blue machine knitted silk


Length: 9.5 in foot, Height: 21 in stocking

Object history note

Registered File number 1963/1184

Descriptive line

Stockings of blue machine knitted silk, Spanish, ca. 1730 - ca. 1769




Embroidered; Machine knitting

Subjects depicted

Floral motifs


Footwear; Accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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