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On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashion, Room 40

Pair of Shoes

1760s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This pair of elegant women's shoes, in kid leather, is beautifully decorated with a painted design. The pattern on the toe, with its flower, vertical lines and scalloped edges, resembles Brussels bobbin lace. The latchets would have been fastened with a buckle. In 1767 Lady Mary Coke recorded in her diary that she had bought six pairs of painted shoes from a shop in Brussels.


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Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Kid leather with a painted design, and silk satin covered heel
Physical Description
Pair of women's shoes of kid leather with a painted design.
Dimensions
  • Length: 21cm
Summary
This pair of elegant women's shoes, in kid leather, is beautifully decorated with a painted design. The pattern on the toe, with its flower, vertical lines and scalloped edges, resembles Brussels bobbin lace. The latchets would have been fastened with a buckle. In 1767 Lady Mary Coke recorded in her diary that she had bought six pairs of painted shoes from a shop in Brussels.
Collection
Accession Number
270&A-1891

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record createdFebruary 21, 2003
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