Lot 119 : A pair of red leather shoes, circa 1938-1939.
A pair of red leather shoes, circa 1938-1939. with rhino-horn shaped toes, appliquéd with gold leather seahorses with rhinestone eyes, pinked, pointed edges generally, low curved heel, 28cm, 11in long (2) André Perugia produced a series of 'Balloon' shoes in the Spring of 1949. British Vogue illustrated some with bulbous toes, and one with strongly up-curved toe not dissimilar to this pair. Ferragamo also produced a series of mules with oriental pointed 'Persian' toes in 1938 and again 1946-48. These shoes were probably inspired by those models..
Estimate:£600 - £900
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