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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1750s-1760s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather soles, heels covered in kid leather, and velvet uppers

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr S. Hart

  • Museum number:

    T.116&A-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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Women's high-heeled mules, commonly known as slippers, became increasingly popular for indoor wear and were even worn for dancing. These ones have a fairly high heel and a pointed toe. The velvet uppers are ornately decorated with metal thread.

Physical description

Pair of women's shoes (mules), pointed toe and medium heel

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1750s-1760s (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Leather soles, heels covered in kid leather, and velvet uppers

Dimensions

Depth: 21 cm, Height: 8.5 cm, Width: 7 cm

Exhibition History

Shoes - Pleasure & Pain (V&A 05/2015-02/2016)

Production Note

'Ducros' is stamped into the soles

Materials

Leather; Metal thread; Silk velvet

Techniques

Embroidered

Categories

Footwear; Fashion; Accessories

Collection code

T&F

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