26 January 2010
TWO LONDON DELFT MODELS OF SHOES
Each with a high blue heel, a beaded buckle molded over the tongue at the instep, painted in blue and enriched in iron-red with flowers, a band of woven fretwork decoration extending down the center of the toe box
4 in. (11 cm.) high; 6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) wide (2)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 July 2008, lot 122.
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See Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1986, p. 140, pl. 8 & 9 for a similar shoe. Also see Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, part II, no. 35, part IX, no. 224 and part XI, no. 296 for dated examples of related form.
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