An important English delftware shoe, dated 1674
Lot 101
An important English delftware shoe, dated 1674
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 18,357) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important English delftware shoe, dated 1674
An important English delftware shoe, dated 1674
Probably London, with a high heel, square toe, applied bow below the tongue and moulded triangular patches above the arch on each side, the toe and bow picked out in blue, the sides painted with flowering plants, dated 1674 to the front, 9.9cm high (typical minor chipping only)

Footnotes

  • The earliest recorded English delftware shoes have lower heels, rounded tongues and bows in low relief. Two are recorded dated 1654 and a third is undated. See Leslie B Grigsby, The Longridge Collection, p.399, D359. The present 1674 example appears to be the next in the chronology, similar to the 1754 group in that it bears triangular patches at the sides, copying real shoes of the time that had open sides over which narrow latchets were fastened with strings. Following changing fashions, it differs in that it has a higher heel, square tongue and an exuberant applied bow, a common feature of all the 17th century examples recorded by Louis L Lipski, Dated English Delftware (1984), pp.409-410. A more modest buckle is seen on 18th century shoes.
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