Pair of chopines

Italian (Venice)
about 1700


Object Place: Italy (Venice)

Dimensions

12 x 9.5 x 21.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

44.533a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk damask with silk embroidery, silk and gilt-silvered galloon, silk and gilt-silver tassel, brass, stamped leather, leather and wood

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Crimson silk damask in vegetative motif on split vamp, maroon silk embroidered eyelets at split, yellow silk and gilt-silver galloon at edges. Open toe. Wood or cork chopine covered like vamp with three bands of galloon and brass tacks along bottom, galloon over backseam, yellow silk and gilt-silver tassel depends from toe. Leather sole, insole (with stamped bands of squares), lining. Condition: soiled, some minor repairs.

Provenance

Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection