Pair of children's shoes, or sample shoes

Italian
1610–20


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

12.5 x 7.3 x 18.9 cm (4 15/16 x 2 7/8 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.527a-b

Medium or Technique

Tooled leather and silk tassels

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Alum-tanned white leather upper punched with wheels and hearts in diapered border; pink silk stitching at butted side and back seams, tassels at back; narrow latchets with white silk tie with pink tassels tie thru narrow round tongue. Brown leather piece trimmed with pink tassels over vamp. Round toe. White leather covered clog. Leather sole. White leather insole. Condition: soiled, some tassels missing.

Provenance

Coll. Simonetti (Rome); by 1943, purchased by Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to the MFA (January 1, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection