Dating from the late 19th century, or perhaps into the early 1900's, a pair of lady's Victorian stockings. The pair are hand knitted in a black with gold toes and ribbing at the top. Interesting fact, the same black or gold thread are not used throughout both stockings. (Please refer to photos)
The foot of one stocking is more of a bronze color, with the same color thread used in another portion of the stocking. This same shade, or perhaps even a different shade is used on the second stocking. The gold thread is more of a creamy gold on the one than the other.
Why, do you ask? No rhyme or reason? I will only say, our ancestors were very thrifty and sometimes out of necessity they used what was at hand.
The length of the stockings from toe to top is 25" long. Measurement from toe to heel is 10-1/4" long. Condition: One small hole in a toe around an area that has been darned.
What a neat study piece!