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    Sale 2108

    The Imperial Wardrobe: Fine Chinese Costume And Textiles From The Linda Wrigglesworth Collection

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED SILK 'LOTUS' SHOES

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF EMBROIDERED SILK 'LOTUS' SHOES
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The tiny shoes of pink silk worked in gold-wrapped thread with foliate scroll, with shaped heels covered in painted silk and upturned toes sewn with a faux pearl, all below tall ankle cuffs decorated with brocaded ribbons and small jadeite figural plaques
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long (2)


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    The ankle cuffs on these particularly tiny shoes partially disguised the foot, making it look even smaller than it really was.

    Provenance

    Private American collection.