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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hook, Knowles & Co (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather lined with leather and satin, linen, wood and metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr John Tayleur

  • Museum number:

    T.246:1 to 4/&A-1979

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA6 []

This pair of women's shoes are of red leather laced with silk ribbons. They have a medium heel, pointed toe and punched leather decoration. The shoes are elegant but also practical. The style suggests that around 1900 women were gradually becoming more independent and needed shoes that were not simply decorative accessories.

Physical description

Pair of women's leather shoes with a natural linen bag and a pair of metal and wood shoe trees.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1900 (made)

Artist/maker

Hook, Knowles & Co (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Leather lined with leather and satin, linen, wood and metal

Descriptive line

Pair of leather shoes with linen shoe bag and pair of metal and wood shoe trees, designed by Hook, Knowles & Co, London, ca. 1900.

Materials

Leather

Categories

Accessories; Fashion; Footwear; Women's clothes; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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