Pair of woman's "slap-sole" shoes

Italian
1660s


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 15.9 x 9.5 x 22.5 cm (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 8 7/8 in.) Other (heel): 10.8cm (4 1/4in.)

Accession Number

44.521a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather and silk brocade embroidered with gold and silver metal threads, applied metallic bobbin lace, silk lacing and tassels, and leather lining and sole

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White leather upper, toe and instep covered with salmon silk embroidered with silver yarns, wires and spangles in conventional motif; narrow lappets with white and salmon silk ties with tassels cross behind and tie through pointed tongue; silver bobbin lace across instep, at top, lappets; butted side, back seams; salmon silk stitching on quarters, heel. Square toe. White leather covered wood Louis heel. Brown leather sole. Attached clog with brown leather top, white leather sides; felt at front, heel. Brown leather insole, white leather lining.

Provenance

Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection