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Pair of Mules

ca. 1700 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A pair of men's mules with uppers of white leather, covered with white ribbed silk, brocaded with silver and silver-gilt thread. The sole is made of brown leather; the heels are wood in a square shape, covered with red leather. The insole is made of pink silk taffeta. A strip of woven lace (braid) in silver-gilt thread is sewn across the edge of the upper. This is not stitched into the seam joining sole and upper, so may be a later addition, within the life of the original wearer.


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

  • Mule
  • Mule
Materials and Techniques
Leather, wood, silk, silver, silver-gilt; hand-woven silk brocade, hand-stitched
Brief Description
A pair of men's mules, 1700c, Italian?; white ribbed silk brocaded with silver and silver-gilt thread, red heel
Physical Description
A pair of men's mules with uppers of white leather, covered with white ribbed silk, brocaded with silver and silver-gilt thread. The sole is made of brown leather; the heels are wood in a square shape, covered with red leather. The insole is made of pink silk taffeta. A strip of woven lace (braid) in silver-gilt thread is sewn across the edge of the upper. This is not stitched into the seam joining sole and upper, so may be a later addition, within the life of the original wearer.
Credit line
Given by Mrs Willoughby Hodgson
Collection
Accession Number
T.213-1916

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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