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 Lilia,

                     from my Floral series, a range embracing motifs of pastel coloured flower patterns against either a pale creamy or a dark coloured background.  The shape of the shoes is very Rococo, a style of art and ornament associated with the excesses of French High Society and Louis XV reign.  During this time trimmings on clothes and shoes were elaborate and costly using all manner of lace, ribbon and flowers. The shoes have the Louis heel, waisted and splayed at the base, and there are large lilac mother of pearl bows on the elongated toes. Lilac stylised roses decorate the sides and toe which match the gently curving lines of braid. Platinum beads are interspersed with white along the top edge.

© 2018 by Kate Hopkins-Searle ceramic artist

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