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Pair of women's buckle shoes

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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...

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Provenance

Former Coll. Simonetti (Rome).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

European (Possibly Italian), 1760–1770s

Object Place

Italy, possibly

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes