An exquisite find, this rare pair of early antique leather gloves will look absolutely fabulous in the trousseau your favorite fashion doll. From c.1865-1870, these gloves are made from a fine terracotta brown leather pelt, with a rich burgundy undertone that features a subtle texture. Delicate white stitching with a scallop edge finishes the pair. Upon close inspection, it becomes evident that these two pieces were on display for most of their life, seen by the slight fading in the leather from overlap of one atop the other. They would look particularly great on a fashion doll with wooden arms, but will bring any suitable fashion doll a unique sense of elegance and presence.
Length: 4.5"; Opening circumference: 3"
Marks: Signed "BACMO MAKE" in interior of left glove
Condition: Excellent. The leather color is still deep and rich, with only slight fading from sun exposure. The stitching is still tight and firm; these gloves clearly were not handled extensively, as they have held up very well over the many years. No tears or rips; leather is intact. These delicate gloves from this transitional era from the Enfantine to the lady doll are an excellent choice for the serious collector and fashion doll connoisseur.
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