Pair of Shoes

1797 (made)
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Ladies' shoes, 18th century, black satin upper with latchet fastening. Decorative detail on vamp consists of red satin 'petal' shape, embellished with silver thread embroidery, sequins and small glass paste ovals. White leather inner lining and low red 'Italian' heel.


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Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
satin, leather, silver thread embroidery, glass paste, sequins
Brief Description
A pair of women's shoes, 1797, made by Sutton in London; black satin, with red silk appliqué, silver embroidery and pastes; worn by Rebecca Ribbesdale

Physical Description
Ladies' shoes, 18th century, black satin upper with latchet fastening. Decorative detail on vamp consists of red satin 'petal' shape, embellished with silver thread embroidery, sequins and small glass paste ovals. White leather inner lining and low red 'Italian' heel.
Dimensions
  • Length: 24cm
  • Width: 8cm
  • Height: 8.75cm
  • Heel height: 4.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
SUTTON Shoe Maker To Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cumberland Henrietta Street Covent Garden London
Gallery Label
Label for the exhibition Shoes: Pleasure and Pain The Power of Branding Shoemaker Sutton proudly used the royal coat of arms on its labels. This announced that it was shoemaker to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cumberland. Advertising royal patronage no doubt helped to attract high-status and aspirational customers to Sutton. Some of this royal glamour must have reflected on Rebecca Ribblesdale, when she wore these shoes at her presentation to the court in 1797. Court shoes 1797 London Sutton Satin, leather, silver thread embroidery, pastes (glass) and sequins Worn by Rebecca Ribblesdale V&A: 266&A-1899 (shoes); Circ.44&A-1965 (buckles)(2015-2016)
Object history
MA/1/G489 Gibbard, G (Mr)

Collection
Accession Number
266&A-1899

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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