Three pairs of stockings

Photograph of three pairs of stockings, full descriptions follow in the main text below

All silk and lisle, about 1920-35

Pair of stockings, pictured on left

Accession number 1967.187.466

Pair of knitted brown silk stockings, with lisle tops, heels and toes and stitched seams up centre back. Stamped SPRING NEEDLE KNIT, PURE SILK PANEL, MADE IN ENGLAND, and labelled INVICTA, SHAPEX ANKLE, MADE FROM BEST QUALITY PURE SILK WITH LISLE TOPS AND FEET, BRITISH MADE, and INVICTA, REGD., SHAPEX, BRITISH MADE.

Pair of stockings, pictured centre

Accession number 1967.187.464

Pair of coffee-coloured knitted silk stockings, with lisle tops, heels and toes, and stitched seams up centre backs. Stamped PURE SILK, 260 SPRING NEEDLE, and labelled Slimtex PURE SILK, SEAL OF SATISFACTION.

Pair of stockings, pictured on right

Accession number 1967.187.465

Pair of ochre-coloured knitted silk stockings, with lisle tops and feet, stitched seams up centre backs, and embroidered ‘clock’ running up ankles. Labelled 8/11, Sand, 100, 5943