Pair of women's buckle shoes
European (Possibly Italian)
Object Place: Italy, possibly, Europe
21 x 7.7 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
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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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.
Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome).
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection