Monthly Archives: December 2010
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. Item #134, Price $25.
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 & … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Circa 1887 glass, blue cat slipper has an alligator design on vamp & back; sides are daisy-in-square pattern. The fur on the cat is distinct & clear. Unlike contemporary Degenhart & Boyd slippers, the sole edge extends slightly beyond the … Continue reading
Porcelain woman’s buckled t-strap sandal made by Reinhold Schlegelmilch, Tillowitz, Germany. Sandal is impossibly thin porcelain. It is decorated with a simple hand painted gold wheat-like design on the vamp. Pale bistre enamel highlights have been added along the wheat … Continue reading