Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The sweetest, tiniest pair of 19th century child's clogs.

I have just listed this tiny, almost perfect pair of late 19th century child’s clogs on my website, they are very small at only 5.5"/14cms from heel to toe, so must have been meant for a very young child.

They have leather uppers nailed onto a hand carved wooden heel & sole unit with metal rims nailed onto the sole and heel for grip and wear. They do up with tiny mother of pearl buttons. As sweet as they are, they must have been very uncomfortable to wear, but they come from an era where whether they were hardwearing was more important than whether they were comfortable.

They display well, and would make a very sweet addition to a collection, or would suit a doll of the period.