Man's Duck Bill Leather Shoe
Man's Duck Bill Leather Shoe
Man's Duck Bill Leather Shoe
Man's Duck Bill Leather Shoe
Man's Duck Bill Leather Shoe
Man's Duck Bill Leather Shoe

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Man's Duck Bill Leather Shoe
16th c

What a wonderful shape toe.

Description

The deep front with rounded sides and a square duck bill shaped toe,  a decorative row of stitching near the instep, a low back, the underside displaying twine attaching the top sections to a leather sole.

Toe to heel 10 in; 25 cm

Condition

The front section is in exceptional condition considering its age apart from being oviously flattened. The linen or hemp thread is almost all there.

Comments

There are a few similar shoes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search#!?q=Shoe&perPage=20&searchField=All&sortBy=Relevance&offset=0&pageSize=0&material=Leather&geolocation=United%20Kingdom&era=A.D.%201400-1600&department=8vam.ac.uk/collections/item/O74416/shoe-unknown/#

collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/group/20518.html

vam.ac.uk/collections/item/O74416/shoe-unknown/#

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