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Stockings
1610

Medium
silk, silver gilt, cotton
Measurements
(a) 56.1 × 16.2 cm (stocking)
(b) 57.4 × 16.0 cm (stocking)
Place/s of Execution
England
Accession Number
CT92.a-b-1989
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Women's Association, 1989
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Hand knitted stockings of pink silk thread and highlight silver gilt thread. The stockings are knitted to shape for the feet, heel, and ankles and finish just under the knee. A trellis pattern worked in silver gilt thread is worked into the seam running up the leg. At the ankle motifs of birds and flowers referred to as clocks are also worked in silver thread.