Collection Online
Gloves
Medium
kid, metal
Measurements
(a) 23.0 × 9.2 cm (left glove)
(b) 23.2 × 9.0 cm (right glove)
Place/s of Execution
England
Inscription
(a) stamped in ink on inner: C 103 / B 42
(b) stamped in ink on inner: C 103 / 8 1 / 2
Accession Number
445.a-b-D5
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss P. Oates, 1962
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Men's gloves, in cream kid with three rows of stitching on the back of hand with one brass button.

During the nineteenth century the essential mark of a lady was to have small hands and feet. It was partly for this reason that tight-fitting gloves were worn. Women sometimes purchased gloves that were too small, to create the appearance of small hands.