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98/126/103 Shoes in presentation box, pair, mens, leather / textile / ivory, Wang Wenlin / Neiliansheng, Beijing, China, 1990-1996. Click to enlarge.

Shoes in presentation box, pair, mens, leather / textile / ivory, Wang Wenlin / Neiliansheng, Beijing, China, 1990-1996

Made by Want Wenlin in Beijing, China, 1990-1996.

Shoes: pair of shoes, black leather, slipper form, rounded toe, flat/light brown leather sole, lined with slightly padded and quilted white cotton fabric.

Presentation box: rectangular box with hinged lid covered on outside with padded red silk brocade fabric with silver pattern of dragons and flowers. Covered on inside with red padded fabric. Lid hinged with fabric hinge. Two fabric and ivory toggle/loop closure on front.

Summary

Object No.

98/126/103

Object Statement

Shoes in presentation box, pair, mens, leather / textile / ivory, Wang Wenlin / Neiliansheng, Beijing, China, 1990-1996

Physical Description

Shoes: pair of shoes, black leather, slipper form, rounded toe, flat/light brown leather sole, lined with slightly padded and quilted white cotton fabric.

Presentation box: rectangular box with hinged lid covered on outside with padded red silk brocade fabric with silver pattern of dragons and flowers. Covered on inside with red padded fabric. Lid hinged with fabric hinge. Two fabric and ivory toggle/loop closure on front.

Marks

Stamped inside each shoe, red ink, "37" and illeg. Chinese characters.Printed in gold on box lid illeg. Chinese characters.

Production

Notes

These shoes were made by Want Wenlin, master shoemaker who works at Neiliansheng, a famous shoe shop in Beijing which specialises in handmade Chinese-style footwear for men and women. the name of the shop comes from the Chinese phrase 'With each step may you continue to rise in rank'. From 1843 until 1911 Neiliansheng made shoes for the Qing court, court officials and other well-to-do men and women. Since the 1950s they have made shoes for the most of China's leaders and for women with bound feet. Wang Wenlin made shoes for Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. These shoes are a copy of a pair made by Wang Wenlin and presented to Deng Xiaoping for his birthday in 1994.

These shoes were made 1990-1996.

Made

Want Wenlin Beijing, China 1990-1996

History

Notes

Purchased by Sang Ye in Beijing in 1996 on behalf of the museum.

Owned

China, Asia

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1998

Acquisition Date

22 September 1998

Cite this Object

Harvard

Shoes in presentation box, pair, mens, leather / textile / ivory, Wang Wenlin / Neiliansheng, Beijing, China, 1990-1996 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 October 2019, <https://ma.as/160866>

Wikipedia

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