PLATE VIII

SIR ANTHONY DENNY’S GLOVE

ONE of a pair of leather gloves with white satin-covered cut into panels and embroidered with blue and red silk in feather stitch with appliqué raised padded work, enriched with seed pearls and gold thread, gimp and spangles, and further ornamented with gold and silver lace.

On the panels of the gauntlet appear the Crown over the Tudor Rose, alternated with the Thistle; while between the panels and the wrist are a lion, snails, and sheep.

These gloves were given by King Henry VIII. to Sir Anthony Denny, Knight, Privy Councillor and friend, and later on an executor of the King. They are line specimens of English work; their total length is 15 inches. Sir Edward Denny, Bart., presented them to the nation, and they are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.