Antique Child's Baby Victorian Button Up Red Shoes with Mouse
~"Nothing was stirring, not even a mouse"~ but this one not only stirred but found his way into a wonderful wee Victorian shoe! At least he has good taste!
These great Child's button up high top shoes date to around the turn of the century and are blessed with a wonderful two toned color. The desirable deep pomegranate red on the sides is a neat accent to the once buttermilk kid leather color on the upper boot. This original buttermilk color has turned to a soft charcoal grey as only time can create. The tiny little original buttons match the pomegranate color on the shoe and have a little nail stud in the middle. One of these buttons is missing from the right shoe and three are missing from the left. Both are cloth lined and the right shoe has a manufacture mark but it is hard to make out. It looks like "GBy" or 9 and directly underneath it says "Service". The lining has Lilliputian stitching that looks very even.
The bottom soles are leather and there are about fifteen tiny nails that are present in a horseshoe shape around the heel. Some of these nails have remnants of Kelly green on the heads.
These darling child's shoes do have apparent wear from use with some crazing, if you will, to the soft leather, along with creases and what I like to call, "pleasant discoloration". There are no holes, rips or tears present.
This darling little mouse was hand crafted by Jenn @ "Rabbit Hill Primitives" and is signed & dated. Her work is just outstanding, very neatly done, with high attention to detail! I actually ordered some mice from her before I received these shoes to set up in my cupboard. When the shoes arrived, I thought one of her little mice would be perfect for them boasting a holiday Santa's hat for Christmas. The mouse is included in the sale of these shoes because he told me he would not have it any other way! ~If you would like to order a mouse or two from Jenn, go to my links page where you will be able to contact her. I just love Jenn as she is really a pleasure to deal with and is nice as pie to boot! No pun intended! :) The mouse measures 5" Tall by 1 1/2" on the bottom. Did I mention he smells good too!
These fabulous shoes and little mouse would be just wonderful in your home for the holidays boasting a touch of whimsy for that special little place.
Shoes measure 5 1/4" from tip of tow to end of heel, 3 1/2" Tall & 2" across the widest point. Enjoy!
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