Miniature shoe

Dutch (Delft)
about 1685
Attributed to Jacob Wemmersz Hoppesteyn, Proprietor, The Moor's Head Factory (active 1671–1686)


Dimensions

Height x length: 10.5 x 18 cm (4 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.619

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware, polychrome enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

A miniature bride’s shoe with polychrome enamel decoration depicting branches and birds in red and yellow with touches of green and blue. Attributed to the Mor’s Head Factory of Jacob Wemmersz Hoppesteijn.

Inscription

Two labels:
"Stodel Collection / DA 73"
"Collection G. Ephis"

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

By about 2010, sold by Salomon Stodel (dealer), Amsterdam; March 24, 2011, sold by Stodel to the G. Ephis collection, France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger