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Evening pumps

Department Store:
Monquignon
Date:
ca. 1902
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, beads
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Anonymous gift, 1956
Accession Number:
2009.300.1508a, b
Not on view
All the features of French shoemaking at its highest - top quality material, meticulous hand craftsmanship, and refined design - are exhibited by this nearly pristine pair of evening pumps. The vamp features an attractive beadwork design, dense but well articulated. The extreme toe shape and curved sole are peculiar to Parisian shoes at this time, and together with the high cut of the back and throat, produce a perfectly straight line along the top profile.
Marking: Stamped: "Monquignon/Sucer de L. Perchellet/Rue St. Honoré 356, Paris/Or Paris 1889/Or Paris 1900"
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