Blue Silk Stocking
Man's or woman's stocking knitted in blue silk on the stocking frame.
Art work details
The ankle has 'turn shape' decoration made by taking a stitch off the needle, turning it round and putting it back on the needle. Stockings of 1732 - 1743 on the wax figure of the Duchess of Buckingham in Westminster Abbey have similar decoration. This stocking was dated 'c.1700' when it was exhibited with other historic stockings by J R Allen of Allen and Solly at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and the International Exhibition in 1862.
ID Number: NCM 1985-770/1