One of a pair of women's chopines

Late 17th–early 18th century


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 11.1 x 23 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

46.770a

Medium or Technique

Silk cut velvet with gilt-metal lace trim and linen lining, silk satin ribbon, metallic woven trim, metal nails, wood, and leather

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Chopines with split vamp of salmon-pink cut and white uncut silk velvet in floral motif, trimmed with pink silk ribbon ruching and gilt-silver lace over instep, gilt-silver galloon at edges; six holes along split. Open toe. Wood or cork stilt covered with velvet, gilt-silver lace in vegetative motif and brass tacks along bottom, gilt-silver galloon at front and back, pink and white silk tassel depends from toe. Leather sole, tooled leather insole, white leather vamp lining.

Provenance

Before 1946, Elizabeth Day McCormick; 1946, gift of McCormick to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 28, 1946)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection