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Vintage 1950s Beaded White Gloves Cotton Hand Applied Multicolored Beads Unused


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a pair of white cotton gloves that have been beaded with small glass beads in a number of bright colours.  The gloves have a beaded fan form at the bottom pinky finger side and beads running up the glove.  

Age: 1950s

Label: No label - these came from the estate of a lady who owned a company going back 3 generations that specialized in hand beading garments.  At the height of production, the company had 60 employees and provided the Montreal garment industry with hand beading services.  The lady produced items for some of Quebec’s societal elite - politicians’ wives and entertainment celebrities.  She used high quality materials such as Swarovski crystal beads, although I’m not sure of the type of bead used on these gloves. 

Color: White with multicolour beading

Sizing: I can get these on my hands, which are a size 7, but they are snug, so they are more likely a size 6 3/4.  But, being unused and made of cotton, they should stretch with use.

Condition:  They are in like-new condition as this pair was part of old inventory - no missing beads and no wear or staining.  The box, however, does have some lighting staining.

This is a wonderful pair of gloves - you don’t see hand applied pieces like this anymore, and this pair is especially cute....