Sample shoe, c.1700, European. Measuring just four inches long and under three inches high, this miniature shoe perfectly replicates a full-scale woman’s pump. Fully finished with a lining of white kid and linen, this shoe was probably never meant to be worn, even by a small child. Instead, this shoe was likely designed by a master shoemaker as a sample for his journeymen to copy or to show clients. | Cora Ginsburg catalog 2015
Shoes, England, Cora Ginsburg English shoes of this era were distinct because they had lower, thicker heels than their French counterparts, making them easy to walk in. French shoes were thought of in Britain as overly frivolous and sexual.