Object StatementWellington boots (pair), part of Joseph Box collection, mens, prize work, leather / metal, maker unknown, England, c. 1845
Physical DescriptionWellington boots, pair, mens, leather / metal, maker unknown, prize work, England, c. 1845
Pair of mens knee boots, (Wellingtons) of [welted] construction with shallow square upcurved toe (duckbill) and stacked heel. Uppers consist of a forepart of calf kid cut in one piece, probably with blocked ankle, and side seams. The back part is waxed calf with two rows of stitching at the centre back. Boots are top lined, unfinished, and stiffened with braid loops in the pocket (to pull boots on). Black leather heels feature an iron horseshoe on the outside of the heel with a row of nails at the breast and following the line of the iron rim. Leather sole features sloped edges and a black finish. The backs of the uppers are damaged.
MarksIdentification tags on sole of left boot, pasted paper with serrated edges, text in ink, '35' and '9'