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#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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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#1056 Early Disney Jiminy Cricket Dresser Trinket

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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. Item #134, Price $25.
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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 & … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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