Object StatementSlip on court shoes (pair), part of Joseph Box collection, womens, silk / linen / leather / paper, made by John Thomas for Henry Marshall, London, England, 1883-1885
Physical DescriptionSlip on court shoes, pair, womens, silk satin / linen / leather, made by John Thomas for Henry Marshall, London, England, 1883-1885
Pair of womens slip on court shoes of turnshoe construction with narrow oval toes and covered louis heels. Shoes consist of black and ivory silk satin uppers with seams centre front and back, one half black and the other half ivory. A bow trim is stitched at the front peak. Shoes are lined with linen and white kid and the sock is of white kid. Heels seamed in the centre back and are ivory silk satin on one half and black on the other. Leather sole features a polished forepart, tan waist and breast and is black edged with impressed line at front and breast.
(See object file for specialist report by June Swann)
MarksManufacturer on sock of both shoes, pasted printed paper label, text in black, within black border, 'BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY' around curved top edge of label, beneath coat of arms, 'HENRY MARSHALL / LATE / PATTISON, / BOOTMAKER / H.R.H. the Duke of Edingburgh / H.R.H. Princess Louis of Hesse / H.R.H. Princess Christian / 154. Oxford Street, / London'
Number on outsole, handwritten in pencil, '2618'