Each heeled mule with pointed yellow toes decorated in manganese with oeil-de perdrix, a pleated manganese ruffle across the instep
7 in. (17.7 cm.) long
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Faience models of shoes such as these were customarily given as tokens of love and affection in the 18th and 19th centuries. For a similar example see G. Helke, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Fayencen: Glanzstücke der Sammlung, Hamburg, 2006, p. 119.
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