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wedding shoes & buckle 1956.61.jpg

Object Name: wedding shoes & buckle

Date: 1735

Accession Number: 1956.61
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • linen
  • leather
Support
 
Technique
  • brocaded
Description

Shoes with buckles made from cream figured silk, brocaded with flowers in various colours, over white linen and kid. Bound in green silk and with leather soles. Pointed, slightly turned up toes. Heel sections extending to form straps crossing over instep, fastened with paste buckle. high heel narrowing towards and widening at base.
Buckles made from curved open rectangle of paste gems, double prong and hinged stop with two prongs. (Not a pair: one with 30 stones and one with 34 stones.)

Dimensions

Type: Shoe
Height:
Width: 4.7 cm
Depth: 20.3 cm

Type: Buckle
Height: 5.7
Width: 4.7
Depth: