Woman's stocking of about made of finely spun white cotton lisle on a 48 gauge stocking frame.
Art work details
The lace pattern is made by a combination of hand transferred stitches and the use of a jack machine. The coloured silk embroidery of roses, oak leaves, acorns and violets is done by hand. Marked 'A...A' below the welt for the short lived partnership of Allen, Solly and Allen. From a collection of historic hosiery exhibited by J R Allen of Allen & Solly at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and the International Exhibition of 1862.
ID Number: NCM 1985-770/11