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Pair of woman's "slap-sole" shoes

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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...

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Provenance

Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes