- ivory, metal
- 1.1 × 3.8 × 19.0 cm
- Place/s of Execution
- embossed in ink at hinge on front: B/F
- Accession Number
- International Fashion and Textiles
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Professor P. W. Musgrave, 1981
- Gallery location
- Not on display
- Ivory glove stretchers with twisted handles and curved detail at base of plain blades. Hinged with metal spring.
Glove stretchers were used by both men and women to ensure their tight kid gloves kept their shape and still fit on their fingers after being washed, when gloves could become wrinkled or stiff. Once the pointed end of the glove stretcher was inserted into the glove’s finger the handle was compressed so that the stretcher’s two ends splayed out, restoring the glove’s shape.