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Pair of woman's buckle shoes

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Woman's buckle shoe with yellow ribbed silk upper and heel; silk brocaded with purple, white, blue, and black pomegranate motifs at toe, pink and red floral sprig on back of heel; latchets cross over square tongue with bright pink silk lining; lapped side seams, closed backseams; yellow silk...

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Inscription

Written in ink inside on linen lining at back near heel: "IW/ Brocaded Silk" and "MR" [in a different hand] Written in ink inside on lining of instep: "JH 5/36" Written in ink on leather insole at back ner heel: "MC"

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

English, worn in America, about 1770

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

England

Dimensions

12.5 x 8 x 24.2 cm (4 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.1007a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning weft, silk plain weave ribbon and lining, linen plain weave lining, leather

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes