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Pair of baby slippers

Pair of baby slippers

  • Place of origin:

    British (made)

  • Date:

    1938 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chilprufe Ltd. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rayon, cotton, silk,

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs W Leleux

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Babies Gallery, case 13 []

Physical description

Pair of pale blue baby slippers. Quilted rayon, lined with white knitted cotton. The slippers have rounded toes and self unit soles. They fasten at the ankles with button-through straps and are decorated on the vamps with embroidery worked in coloured silks. Inside one slipper is a card inscribed "Greetings to Mummy (to be) from Daddy (to be)".

Place of Origin

British (made)


1938 (made)


Chilprufe Ltd. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Rayon, cotton, silk,

Marks and inscriptions

'Greetings to Mummy (to be) from Daddy (to be)'
Inscribed on a card inside one of the slippers


Length: 10.2 cm

Object history note

The garments in the Leleux gift (Misc. 574 to 615-1984) were worn by the donor's children:
Sidney Arthur (b. June 1939), Robin Vivian (b. Nov 1944), Andrew Frederick (b. Sept 1946), Heloise Eve (b. July 1948) and Veronica Winifred (b. April 1952).
Some of the garments were made by the donor, some by the children's paternal grandmother, and some by a great-aunt.

Descriptive line

Paid of pale blue quilted slippers. Inserted card in one slipper inscribed "Greetings to Mummy (to be) from Daddy (to be)". British 1938


Rayon; Cotton; Silk


Children & Childhood; Children's clothes; Christmas presents

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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