Object StatementSingle shoe foundation for bound feet, womens, wood, maker unknown, China, 1851-1900
Physical DescriptionSingle shoe foundation for bound feet, womens, wood, maker unknown, China, 1851-1900
Single shoe foundation for bound feet featuring four holes pierced in the heel and three at the forepart, slightly peaked back with remains of fabric attached to top edge and impression of stitches. Inscribed 'H'.
(See object file for specialist report by June Swann)
MarksLetter on top at heel, inscribed in ink, 'H'
Joseph Box collection label, cut down section, pasted on heel, printed black text on paper label, 'From JOSEPH BOX, / BOOT MAKER BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT/ H.R.H. THE PRINCESS OF WALES, / H.I.H. THE CROWN PRINCESS OF GERMAN / H.R.H. THE PRINCESS LOUIS OF HESS /REGENT STREET, LONDON. Established 1808'
Number written in corner of label, L side, perpendicular to main text, RH top in ink, '63'