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Slippers were popular throughout the 18th century and could also be worn outside the home. This capricious form corresponds to the playful character of Rococo fashion. These blue satin slippers have a short toecap that terminates in a blunt tip. The low-cut edge of the instep is given a pleated ruffle of white grosgrain ribbon. The white leather upholstered heel is set strongly inwards. This underlines the capricious character of the shoe. The sole is covered in white leather and the cap is lined in white linen.

Details

  • Title: Women's Slippers - Mules
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1760 - 1790
  • 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
  • Provenance: 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1989 Christie’s, London, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Physical Dimensions: h5.5 x d22.5 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Type: Shoes
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Deep blue satin weave silk; trim: white rib weave silk ribbon; lining: white glacé leather, white linen; outer sole: leather

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