Pair of Stockings

1900 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Pair of black silk knitted stockings embroidered with green sequins and green and gold beads. Decorated with a winding silver snake that curls twice around the lower leg and whose head rests on the forepart of foot.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Stocking
  • Stocking
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered and machine-knitted silk with sequins and beads
Brief Description
Pair of silk knitted stockings embroidered with sequins and beads, France, 1900
Physical Description
Pair of black silk knitted stockings embroidered with green sequins and green and gold beads. Decorated with a winding silver snake that curls twice around the lower leg and whose head rests on the forepart of foot.
Dimensions
  • Foot length: 9.5in
  • Leg length: 29in
Production typeHaute couture
Marks and Inscriptions
'G.E.' (Knitted into the top)
Credit line
Given by The Dowager Lady Swaythling
Object history
Exhibited at the Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900. Extremely reminscent of Toulouse Lautrec's iconic 1899 image of Jane Avril, with a serpent coiled around her form-fitting black dress.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.53&A-1962

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record createdSeptember 28, 2007
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