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97/246/1 Shoes (pair), women's, leather, Mario Brini, Italy, c.1959. Click to enlarge.

Shoes (pair), women’s, leather, Mario Brini, Italy, c.1959

Made by Brini, Mario in Italy, Europe, 1959-1960.

Shoes (pair), women’s, leather, Mario Brini, Italy, c.1959. Pair of womens high, heel-less shoes. Cemented construction, pointed toe with squared off toe and no heel. Shoes consist of black leather uppers in one piece. Lined with grey leather. Grey leather sock printed in gold with “CREAZIONI/MARIO BRINI/BREVETTO/No 11233”. No heel, shoe elevated by cantilevered metal support running at an angle along line of heel and instep, then bending back on itself at a 45 degree angle and running flat alon...

Summary

Object No.

97/246/1

Object Statement

Shoes (pair), women's, leather, Mario Brini, Italy, c.1959

Physical Description

Shoes (pair), women's, leather, Mario Brini, Italy, c.1959. Pair of womens high, heel-less shoes. Cemented construction, pointed toe with squared off toe and no heel. Shoes consist of black leather uppers in one piece. Lined with grey leather. Grey leather sock printed in gold with "CREAZIONI/MARIO BRINI/BREVETTO/No 11233". No heel, shoe elevated by cantilevered metal support running at an angle along line of heel and instep, then bending back on itself at a 45 degree angle and running flat along the ground for the half the length of the quarters. Support covered in black leather. Inside the heel is marked: 1451 dp 37. Sole of leather.
(-1) left shoe
(-2) right shoe

Dimensions

Height

140 mm

Width

75 mm

Production

Notes

Mario Brini, Italy

Mario Brini, Italy

Made

Brini, Mario Italy, Europe 1959-1960

History

Notes

Bought and worn by Ms Wigglesworth (b1914), an English fashion designer originally from Manchester, who worked for Horrocks Fashions and Grey's in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was a keen collector. Her husband fought in Egypt and in 1959 took the family on an extended journey to England for three and a half months to Egypt and Europe. She possibly bought these shoes on that trip.
Sold to Michael Yandell in 1997 by Ms Wigglesworth, bought from him by the Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1997

Acquisition Date

8 September 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Shoes (pair), women's, leather, Mario Brini, Italy, c.1959 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 August 2019, <https://ma.as/157555>

Wikipedia

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