It's inspired by form, textile and the colours that maker used in creating this beautiful 18 century shoes. I designed this ring in a form to indirectly reflect the curve of the heals, over lap latchets and pointed-up turn toe. I also created different textures on both side as well as inside of the ring. and filled them with enamel to reflect the textile of the shoes.
Pair of shoes
Spitalfields, England (textile, woven) England, Great Britain (made)
ca. 1735 (made)
Brocaded silk, lined with leather, grosgrain ribbon and polished steel
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