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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1925-1927 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nappa leather with metal and celluloid fastening

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of child's gloves, of unlined brown leather. The thumb of each glove is inset, the fingers gussetted, and the backs stitched with three tucks; the gloves fasten at the wrist, each with a metal press stud beneath a brown celluloid button.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1925-1927 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Nappa leather with metal and celluloid fastening

Marks and inscriptions

reference to type of leather used in the manufacture of the object


Length: 15.3 cm

Object history note

Worn by Margaret ("Peggy") Joyce (b.1922) the bequestor's only daughter, of 2 Quested Buildings, Brett Rd, London E8. Peggy had rheumatic fever in 1929 & died of heart failure in the Rahere Ward, St Bartholomew's Hospital, on 02/12/1930. She is buried in Abney Park Cemetery with her brother Alan (15/03/1921-12/09/1921).

Descriptive line

Child's gloves of brown nappa leather; made in the UK, 1925-1927


Nappa leather; Metal; Celluloid


Europeana Fashion Project


Museum of Childhood

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