PLATE XLVI

A PAIR OF MITTENS
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

A PAIR of lady’s mittens, made of pale yellow woven silk, enriched with needlework of pink thread. The tip of the thumb would protrude beyond its sheath, while the backs only of the fingers would be covered by the pointed flaps; the entire length of the mittens is 14˝ inches, and in the official catalogue their date is given as of the eighteenth century.

Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art.