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Pair of Mules

1750 - 1775 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


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Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Mule
  • Mule
Materials and Techniques
Leather, wood, silk, silver-gilt, linen; hand-woven velvet, hand embroidered, hand stitched
Brief Description
A pair of women's mules, 1750-75, French, tawny silk velvet, embroidered with silver thread and strip, heeled
Physical Description
A pair of women's mules, with pointed toe and medium shaped heel. The uppers are made of tawny silk velvet, embroidered with silver thread and strip in a heart-shaped motif with scrolls. The heels are made of wood and covered with cream-coloured leather. The soles are made of brown leather, with a narrow rand of white leather between sole and upper. The insole is lined with white leather.
Marks and Inscriptions
DUCROS (Stamped in the leather of each sole)
Credit line
Given by Mr S. Hart
Production
'Ducros' is stamped into the soles
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
T.116&A-1921

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record createdFebruary 21, 2003
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