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Pair of Overshoes

ca. 1797 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This pair of protective overshoes, or toe-pieces, has a design of cut and punched leather. The effect is reminiscent of the slashed leather styles that were favoured in the 1530s and 1540s. The spring loop at the back would fit tightly over the small 'Italian' heel to hold the shoes in place.


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

  • Overshoe
  • Overshoe
Materials and Techniques
Leather, with slashed design
Physical Description
Pair of overshoes or toe-pieces (seen with a very similar pair of shoes)
Dimensions
  • 608 a 1884 width: 7.5cm
  • 608 a 1884 height: 4.5cm
  • 608 c 1884 length: 22cm
  • 608 c 1884 width: 9cm
  • 608 c 1884 height: 4cm
  • 608 a 1884 length: 23cm
Credit line
Given by Mr Henry Willett
Summary
This pair of protective overshoes, or toe-pieces, has a design of cut and punched leather. The effect is reminiscent of the slashed leather styles that were favoured in the 1530s and 1540s. The spring loop at the back would fit tightly over the small 'Italian' heel to hold the shoes in place.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
608A&C-1884

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record createdFebruary 28, 2003
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