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Pair of Antique German doll shoes
This is a great pair of German doll shoes, probably dating from the turn of the century (19th into 20th). They are made of leather, with leather soles and wooden heels. The toes are square-cut, the decorative buckles are missing, there is white stitching around the opening. With minor TLC, these shoes would be remarkable, but as is the shoes are still a terrific addition to a German doll's trousseau. The shoes are meant to be tied around the ankle, but two of the holes have pulled through. The stitching at the center top back of one shoe has come undone. There is a starburst circular paper sticker on the bottom of one sole, and the other sole has half of a sticker (old price tag?). The finish on the shoes is amazing. There is an area on each shoe that might have had defect in the leather before the shoes were manufactured. I've tried to show both areas in the photos. The shoes are 1-1/8" high at center back (including the heel), 2-1/8" long (measured on the sole) and are 13/16" wide at the "ball" of the foot. If your doll's foot measures 2-1/3" or less in length by 3/4" in width, the shoes should fit. If you'd like to send a tracing of your doll's foot, please let me know.
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