This is a dip glazed chalk white porcelain shoe made in Germany. Circa is assumed early 20th century from a souvenir marked 1908 shoe in my collection. See Wojtkowski pg 172L1. A uniform dip glaze line can be seen inside the heel well as a result of dipping the shoe upside down in the glaze, then uprighting it for completion. The shoe is a one grommet, 4 eyelet, cap toe ankle shoe in a rich ivory luster. The “Souvenir of Indianapolis” vamp marking and seam trim is done in gold. The shoe has a slightly flared rim, deep ankle wrinkles, and a boot pull tab at the back of the heel. Size is 5.5 x 2. 85, 3.2 oz. I have added a black tassel-ended Rayon Nufashund Reg US Pat Office late period replacement lace. Condition report: kiln freckle on right; seam gild wear. Item #134, Price $25 plus $7.25 shipping ($32.25 total insured expedited shipping). BUY NOW WITH PAYPAL.
A quality piece of nostalgia imported from Japan by the prestigious Acme China firm, the famous character introduced in Disney’s 1940 Pinocchio, Mr. Conscience himself, “Jiminy Cricket.” the “Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path.” This must have been meant for use as a dresser trinket because Jiminy holds a hairbrush in one hand. Wonderful colors–flat eggshell blue boot with backtab, and Jiminy in high gloss yellow, black, red, fleshtones, and brown. Acme China in above-glaze blue, MIJ mark and also has a stylized “N” in a circle. Wheatley II, pg 209. Size is 4.25 x 4; 8.1 oz. Condition report: Excellent. Item #1056, Price $20 plus $7.25 shipping ($27.25 total insured expedited shipping). BUY NOW WITH PAYPAL.
German Elfinware. Unmarked except for “Made in Germany” millstone. This porcelain cap toe man’s oxford has an in-mold shoelace with draping laces, most of which is covered with applied flowers. The shoe was made for the right foot. It has a clear-glazed interior and lilac luster exterior. Vamp is decorated with a white rose and bud rose with green leaflets, has a split swallow-tail type stem and 7 bluets. Wojtkowski pg 179L2.2. Size 5.1 x 2.25, 4.2 oz. Condition report: Very good. Item #1229, Price $28 plus $7.25 shipping ($35.25 total insured expedited shipping). BUY NOW WITH PAYPAL.
Porcelain variegated green man’s 4-eyelet cap toe, low-cut shoe. The shoe is airbrushed in shades from dark green to light olive green, and clear over-glazing occurs on all surfaces, inside and out except where glaze was wiped from the walking surface to eliminate adhesion to the kiln floor. The shoe has embossed “stitch” lines and impressed “leather tooled” design. It was made in the early 1900s by the German Mardorf & Bandorf Porcelain Factory in Arnstadt, Germany. The factory made both right and left foot molds, this being a left, and the shoe was typically given a lace. This shoe had none, so I have added an antique mercerized high grade shoe lace. I acquired this shoe about 11 years ago from an Ohio eBayer. See Wojtkowski text pg. 165L2.2 for further details. Size is 5.1 x 2.1”; 3.2 oz. Condition report: Undamaged, very good condition. Item #175, Price $18.00 plus $7.25 shipping ($25.25 total insured expedited shipping). BUY NOW WITH PAYPAL.
Circa 1887 glass, blue cat slipper has an alligator design on vamp & back; sides are daisy-in-square pattern. The fur on the cat is distinct & clear. Unlike contemporary Degenhart & Boyd slippers, the sole edge extends slightly beyond the shoe rather than the pattern being carried right down to edge of shoe. This is Yalom #28. Size 5.9 x 3, 7.9 oz. Condition report: excellent display item. Does have minor chips and nicks around sole, rim, and right ear, nothing more than expected wear after 114 years on the planet. Item #405, Price $25 plus $7.25 shipping ($32.25 total insured expedited shipping). BUY NOW WITH PAYPAL.Back to top