Man's bluchers (pair)

English (London)
about 1940–60

Object Place: London, England


20 x 11 x 30.3 cm (7 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather with cotton laces, synthetic twill tape, metal gromets, amd leather heel, sole and lining

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black leather uppers: straight tip/toe cap perforated at seam, quarters lace over round double tongue; double seams; black cotton laces. Bulb toes. Black leather soles and stacked flat heels (riveted on top). Leather insoles and linings; black and white twill pull at back. Marked “…Maxwell, 9 Dover Street. W.1. and at Paris.”


Worn by Jefferson Patterson (1891-1977). Made by Maxwell. A/D December 1978, ratified by V/C January 10, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson