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Constructing Paris

leather, paper, cardboard, ribbon
(a) 29.0 × 25.0 × 2.0 cm (box)
(b) 25.0 × 10.5 × 1.0 cm irreg. (glove)
(c) 25.0 × 10.5 × 1.0 cm irreg. (glove)
(a) inside lid, printed in black on grey: Printer - Larry Rawling, Larry Rawling Workshop, Melbourne Australia / glove construction - Antonio Murolo, L'Excelsior Guanti, Naples, Italy.
Rosslynd Piggott; each glove is signed, dated & numbered inside the bottom edge: R.P.1996 10/50
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1977
© Rosslynd Piggott
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Handmade presentation box has a grey cover, stamped in silver with name of artist & title of work. The box has a black satin ribbon tie and the sides are made from black board. Inside the front lid is printed the names of the collaborating artists. Inside the box is a pair of gauntlet style gloves made from pigskin and are a dull cream colour, assembled with machine stitching and printed in black with a depiction of an engraved map of Paris. The construction of the gloves allows the pattern of the map to be read without the finger construction marring its alignment. The gloves are positioned in the box by a cream satin ribbon band. Each glove is signed, numbered and dated. Paris.