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Silver Lamé Women's Slip-on Shoe

Unknown1795 - 1800

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The fashion for simple chemise gowns inspired by antiquity called for a different type of shoe, they were now worn flat. This flat ladies’ shoe of silver lamé has a pointed toe embroidered with a solar motif. Embroidered sequins are scattered over the shoe. The instep is raised, oval cut and the entire edge is trimmed with a narrow silk ribbon, run through with a thin linen cord that ties in front to adjust the shoe. This is surrounded by a delicate trim of silver lace. Both side seams and rear centre seam are adorned with silk ribbon. The heel is marked with an additional flat leather wedge.

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  • Title: Silver Lamé Women's Slip-on Shoe
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1795 - 1800
  • 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: h5 x d28 cm
  • Label in ink: The hon. Lady, Charles Aynsley
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1987 Christie’s, London
  • Type: Shoes
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Cream coloured silk, silver coloured flattened metal wire, lamé, metal embroidery, sequins, cannetillé, metal trim, cream coloured silk ribbon; lining: white goatskin, white linen; outer sole: brown suede, punched six times, flat wedge shaped heel

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