Sir Anthony Dennys Glove

ONE of a pair of leather gloves with white satm-covered gauntlets cut into panels and embroidered with blue and red silk in feather stitch, with applique 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 fine specimens of English work ; their total length is i 5 inches. Sir Edward Denny, Bart., presented them to the nation, and they are now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington.

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