Slippers

China


Dimensions

Length x width: 24.1 x 7 cm (9 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1524.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk / leather

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s silk slippers. Purple slippers embroidered with floral design of teal, pink, white, light green. Topline embroidered with linear pattern. Small tab of purple silk on the outside of heels. Soles of leather with visible stitching. Interior lined with cream silk. Each slipper interior marked with stamp on proper left side. Stamp mostly unreadable. Possibly: ‘SHEENG CHUCK CHAI SHOE MAKER HOUY WOOD ROAD HONG KONG.’ Purple crest on interior soles.

Provenance

June 1983, inherited by Thomas H. and Mary Frances Townsend, Boston from their relatives; 2012, year-end gift of Townsend to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas H. and Mary Frances Townsend