Object StatementSlip on court shoe (1 of pair), part of Joseph Box collection, womens, right of pair, silk / linen / leather / paper, made by John Thomas for Henry Marshall, London, England, 1883-1885
Physical DescriptionSlip on court shoe, right of pair, womens, silk satin / linen / leather, made by John Thomas for Henry Marshall, London, England, 1883-1885
Womens slip on court shoe of turnshoe construction with narrow oval toe and covered louis heel. Shoe consists of black and ivory silk satin upper with seams centre front and back, one half black and the other half ivory. A bow trim is stitched at the front peak. Shoe is lined with linen and white kid and the sock is of white kid. Heel seamed in the centre back wiith 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 shoe, 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'