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Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Monaco (made)

  • Date:

    1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    A. Rambaldi (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted kid

  • Credit Line:

    Given by M. Lawler-Wilson, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This dancing shoe is made of golden kidskin with small painted flowers in red, blue, yellow and gold. It has a heel of medium height and a T-bar across the instep, stitched with a red silk cord. It fastens with a round golden button.

The 1920s produced the most exciting shoes of the 20th century, with a tremendous variety of cut, colour and ornamentation. Most shoes, even those made for dancing, were high-heeled, necessitating straps over the instep. The many diverse influences prevailing at the time produced ‘walking jewellery’, including shoes made of gold kid, such as this example.

Physical description

Dancing shoes made of golden kid skin with painted flowers, in red, blue, yellow and gold. They have a medium high heel and a T-bar across the inset, stitched with a red silk cord. They fasten with a round golden button.

Place of Origin

Monaco (made)


1925 (made)


A. Rambaldi (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Painted kid

Marks and inscriptions

Inscription stamped on the instep 'A. RAMBALDI - RUE GRIMALDI, MONACO'
French; Inside of shoes, sole

Descriptive line

Pair of ladies evening shoes of painted kid, made by A. Rambaldi, Monaco, 1925.




Fashion; Footwear; Women's clothes; Evening wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Limited edition


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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