Pair of chopines

Italian
1740s


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

12 x 8.5 x 20.6 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

44.550a-b

Medium or Technique

Punched leather, wood, gilt metal woven cloth, metal, and leather

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Punched white leather vamp with wheels and triangles, round toe. Wood chopine covered with punched white leather with wheels, closed front and back seams; leather sole with nail center and leather insole, lining. Condition: very soiled and worn; b chopine split and leather covering disintegrated.

Provenance

By 1943, Collection of Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to the MFA (January 1, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection