Pair of women's buckle shoes

European (Possibly Italian)
1760–1770s


Object Place: Italy, possibly, Europe

Dimensions

21 x 7.7 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

44.488a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk brocade with silk and gilt metal thread, gilt metal lace, silk binding tape, leather lining and inner sole

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue figured silk upper with blue and white silk and gilt-silver brocading yarns in “bizarre” floral motif; lappets cross over high round tongue (no buckle); open backseam; gilt-silver and yellow silk lace trim on tongue. Latchets quarter; blue silk ruching and binding on tongue, binding on quarters and over backseam. Pointed toe. Wood Louis heel covered with blue silk like upper, top piece. Leather sole, insole, lining.

Provenance

Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection