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Pair of Shoes

1960s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pair of evening shoes in black silk satin with a Wedgwood heel.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Silk satin, jasperware and leather
Brief Description
Pair of evening shoes in silk satin with a Wedgwood heel, manufactured by Rayne, Great Britain, 1960s
Physical Description
Pair of evening shoes in black silk satin with a Wedgwood heel.
Dimensions
  • Height: 130mm
  • Width: 76mm
  • Depth: 210mm (Note: Dimensions taken by conservation for the exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain (2015-2016))
Gallery Label
Label for the exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain Heels The invention of the steel spike in the mid 1950s led to the use of innovative and unconventional materials to create heels. The steel spike through the centre of the heel supported the weight of the wearer. Perspex, wood and even Wedgwood ceramics were adopted by the label H. & M. Rayne to create different shapes and textures. These loose heels were probably samples used to test ideas in various materials. Shoes with ceramic heels 1959 London H. & M. Rayne and Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd Silk satin, jasperware and leather V&A: T.360&A-1996
Credit line
Given by the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.360:1, 2-1996

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record createdJanuary 21, 2003
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