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Cromwells with Ornamental Bows

Unknownca. 1910

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

This elegant ladies’ pump, or “Cromwell”, has an elongated, slightly rounded toe. The high, scalloped tongues have two velvet bows held in the middle of two oval medallions. Little glass stones and beads are attached to the medallions. The heel is raised and the sides are also scalloped. All seams are offset ornamentally in white. The very high heel, covered with matte leather, curves strongly in. The brown leather heel is screwed into a metal plate. The curved lines of this shoe recall Art Nouveau design.

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  • Title: Cromwells with Ornamental Bows
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: ca. 1910
  • Stylistic point of origin: England
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Physical Dimensions: h17 x d24.5 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Heel: 10.5 cm
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1992 Christie’s, London
  • Type: Shoes
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Black enamelled leather, black velvet ribbon, metal, glass stones, beads, silk, imitation leather; lining: brown and white leather, plain weave cotton, black printing with check pattern Insole: black painted linen; outer sole: leather, heel piece, leather, metal

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