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Medium
suede, leather, patent leather
Measurements
(a-b) 24.0 × 7.5 × 15.0 cm (each)
Place/s of Execution
Venice, Italy
Inscription
(a) label, stamped in black and gold on insole: RC / RENE / CAOVILLA / VENEZIA
inscribed on instep with yellow paint: 1.M.406
(b) label, stamped in black and gold on insole: RC / RENE / CAOVILLA / VENEZIA
inscribed on instep with yellow paint: 1.M.406
Accession Number
2000.134.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mrs Patricia Davies AM, Member, 2000
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
The court shoes have a low-cut throat, almond shaped toe and stiletto heel. The black suede uppers are decorated with a criss-cross 'harlequin' pattern of multi-coloured narrow strips of patent leather. The heel is covered with black patent leather. The shoes are fully lined with metallic gold kid, the sole is leather and the top piece is resin.