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PAIR OF WOMEN'S EVENING SHOES

Made by: Bob, Inc.

Currently in storage


About this object

This pair of evening dance shoes has black toes and silver leather heels. It features a modified T-strap design and has cutouts across the slightly rounded toe section. The shoes have open sides with a rectangular jeweled buckle on the outside of the ankle strap. The high, curved heel is covered in silver leather. This particular pair of shoes is in the "Alice" style. There are approximately four dozen shoes in this style in the collection that were custom-made by Bob, Inc. for Mrs. Post between 1946 and 1970.

Category:
Costume Accessories
Object name:
PAIR OF WOMEN'S EVENING SHOES
Made from:
Silk satin -- leather -- wood -- metal
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1961
Size:
H. 4 3/4 in., W. 3 in., D. 9 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
49.33.1-2
Signature marks:
label Bob Inc./12 East 57th Street/New York On instep in each shoe The lettering was embossed in gold, but much of it has worn off. inscription 86648 Inside each shoe on the outer part of the heel covering. The number was handwritten in black ink by the shoemaker as part of their recording system.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973