#85 Meissen Blue Cornflower Mule (Pantoffel)

From the German Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen, comes this large porcelain left mule or slipper (pantoffel). Meissen made both large and small mules, and for both the right and the left feet. The mule is handpainted in blue and white flowers and leaflet trailers reminiscent of the famous Zwiebelmuster or Meissen Onion pattern–actually an 18th century abstraction of a Chinese design and not an onion at all. This is instead credited as a cornflower, but artistic license makes it just a biologically incorrect as the Onion abstraction. Such is the nature of art. The sole is marked with the blue underglaze crossed sword, 43ōa, and .impressed 9- and 4 and Germany (post WWI, Rontgen). Size is 6.6 x 2.2; 8.7 oz. Condition report: Very good; noted for accuracy only, the slipper has scant kiln discoloration at the rim/footbed intersection often noted with WWII forms. See Wojtkowski pg 58L3.2. I acquired this about seven years ago from a Neptune, NJ, antique dealer.
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#1130 Pair of Dip-glazed Chalk-white Men’s Cap Toe Oxfords

 
This pair of porcelain small khaki men’s 4-eyelet cap toe oxfords is made in a true right and left form. The German factory (dubbed the DGCW factory) is not known by name, but operated at the turn of the last century and was known to have made a variety of matched shoe forms often with laces, an effort in direct competition with Royal Bayreuth. The porcelain is a chalky white color (see soles) and the technique is dip glazing, thus the dub “DGCW” by shoe book author Wojtkowski. See pg 172R5.3. I have added period Master brand laces with metal aglets. The shoes were acquired 8 years ago from an estate auction in Milan, Illinois. Size is 5” x 2”; weight 7.2 oz. Condition report: Very good. Click on smaller pictures below to enlarge.

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#1501 Ilmenau Porcelain Man’s Cerise Lustered Oxford


From the Ilmenau Porcelain Factory, Thuringia, Germany, is a shoe made in the early decades of the 20th century. This is a porcelain large man’s cap toe oxford for the left foot. Lowers are gold as are the lacing placket and laces. Upper glaze is a striking lustered cerise. Interior is clear glazed The toe cap has embossed “leather punch” margin detail, and shoe lace ends drape in colorful contrast across the cerise uppers. The shoe is from a 2008 Bedford, Pa, estate. Size 6.2” x 2.8” 5.2 oz. This shoe is unmarked, but a marked version is shown for its green underglaze JPF Röntgen #629 mark and the “Made in Germany” marking. See Wojtkowski pg.153. This is circa 1903+ . Condition Report: Very good. Has factory overglazed greenware chip on left sole edge (pictured).
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#175 Arnstadt Porcelain Air-brushed Man's Shoe

Porcelain variegated green man’s 4-eyelet cap toe, low-cut shoe. The shoe is airbrushed in shades from dark green to light olive green, and clear over-glazing occurs on all surfaces, inside and out except where glaze was wiped from the walking surface to eliminate adhesion to the kiln floor. The shoe has embossed “stitch” lines and impressed “leather tooled” design. It was made in the early 1900s by the German Mardorf & Bandorf Porcelain Factory in Arnstadt, Germany. The factory made both right and left foot molds, this being a left, and the shoe was typically given a lace. This shoe had none, so I have added an antique mercerized high grade shoe lace. I acquired this shoe about 11 years ago from an Ohio eBayer. See Wojtkowski text pg. 165L2.2 for further details. Size is 5.1 x 2.1”; 3.2 oz. Condition report: Undamaged, very good condition.
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#1056 Early Disney Jiminy Cricket Dresser Trinket


A quality piece of nostalgia imported from Japan by the prestigious Acme China firm, the famous character introduced in Disney’s 1940 Pinocchio, Mr. Conscience himself, “Jiminy Cricket.” the “Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path.” This must have been meant for use as a dresser trinket because Jiminy holds a hairbrush in one hand. Wonderful colors–flat eggshell blue boot with backtab, and Jiminy in high gloss yellow, black, red, fleshtones, and brown. Acme China in above-glaze blue, MIJ mark and also has a stylized “N” in a circle. Wheatley II, pg 209. Size is 4.25 x 4; 8.1 oz. Condition report: Excellent.
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#134 German Souvenir Ankle Shoe with Backtab


This is a dip glazed chalk white porcelain shoe made in Germany. Circa is assumed early 20th century from a souvenir marked 1908 shoe in my collection. See Wojtkowski pg 172L1. A uniform dip glaze line can be seen inside the heel well as a result of dipping the shoe upside down in the glaze, then uprighting it for completion. The shoe is a one grommet, 4 eyelet, cap toe ankle shoe in a rich ivory luster. The “Souvenir of Indianapolis” vamp marking and seam trim is done in gold. The shoe has a slightly flared rim, deep ankle wrinkles, and a boot pull tab at the back of the heel. Size is 5.5 x 2. 85, 3.2 oz. I have added a black tassel-ended Rayon Nufashund Reg US Pat Office late period replacement lace. Condition report: kiln freckle on right; seam gild wear.
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#1030 American Uhl Lunch Hour Pottery Slipper


This Uhl miniature pottery slipper with handpainted design is shown on pg 158 of the Feldmeyer & Holtzman Uhl Pottery Guide. Fired glaze is prussian green; decorative pattern is over-the-glaze cold paint utilizing circles and lines in white, orange & moss green. This lunch hour creation, so called because employees enhanced some pieces on their own initiative, is not marked, but there is an unreadable red marking in the shank. Size is .3 x 1.25, .8 oz. The UHL factory closed in 1944. This item is believed to be c. 1920-44. Condition report: Very good; the cold paint is mostly intact and is actually better than the referenced example. 
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#1229 Man's Elfinware Cap Toe Oxford


German Elfinware. Unmarked except for “Made in Germany” millstone. This porcelain cap toe man’s oxford has an in-mold shoelace with draping laces, most of which is covered with applied flowers. The shoe was made for the right foot. It has a clear-glazed interior and lilac luster exterior. Vamp is decorated with a white rose and bud rose with green leaflets, has a split swallow-tail type stem and 7 bluets. Wojtkowski pg 179L2.2. Size 5.1 x 2.25, 4.2 oz. Condition report: Very good.
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#112B Historical GDR Martinroda & Scheidig Yellow Luster Souvenir Boot


This post WWII East German small boot is yellow lustered and has a color transfer map of Denmark “Danmark” on the vamp. There are embossed C-shaped scrolls, hobs, and a flower at the ankle, a reuse of the intricate design originally fabricated by the factory in 1900 for this revisited mold. The opening is formed by six fluted peaks. This item is factory marked to include “Unter weiss bach” and “Made in GDR,” the now defunct German Democratic Republic (East Germany) which once claimed its capital in the Soviet sector of Berlin. The boot was made about 1950. Size 3.6 x 3.7; 3 oz. Wojtkowski 160L3. Condition report: Excellent.
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#1083B Porcelain White Heather Slipper


German porcelain souvenir slipper with in-mold beading. Vamp features a “Lucky White Heather” color transfer with hand enameled texturing, and the souvenir is marked for Bournemouth, England (County Dorset, costal, near the Isle of Wight). The Lucky White Heather was made by several competing manufacturers, to include England’s Carlton and Wilton firms. This however, is German, impressed “Germany 3322” on side of the shoe, and sole is marked “FOREIGN” in a rust orange stamp, probably dating it to the period immediately after WWI. Size 5 x 2.25, 2.1 oz. Condition report: very good. Wojtkowski pg 124L2.
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