Rare evening shoes, ca. 1910. Made of black silk. Origin: Austria, Vienna. Shoes are decorated with two medallions/shoe applications of the famous Wiener Werkstätte. Original condition.
Wiener Werkstätte GmbH (WW) was a production association of fine artists. Founding members in 1903 were Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and industrialist Fritz Waerndorfer, who made a name for himself as a patron of the arts. They produced everyday objects as well as jewelry and furniture. At times the artists of the Wiener Werkstätte were so successful that sales outlets were set up in New York, Berlin and Zurich. In 1932, the production community had to file for bankruptcy. Objects from the Wiener Werkstätte fetch very high prices in every sale. Shoes that reference the Wiener Werkstätte are extremely rare.
These shoes are in very good condition. Worn condition, therefore slight wear in the silk. A few beeds ar missing. The insole is broken in one shoe. The enamel medallions show a few signs of wear. The shoe trees are not included.
Price: 1.980 Euro