#0511   Silk Knit Mitts   c. 1860-1880 


Rust colored silk floss.

Condition: Perfect. 

Measurements: L, 9.25"; Hand Opening, 5.5"; Wrist Opening, 6. Very small.

Comments: Hand knit lace mitts were fashionable for women beginning around 1840. Later decades of the 19th c. saw machine knit colored silk ones, like those offered here, gain in popularity.