Ladies’ high-heeled aubergine shoe

This ladies’ high-heeled aubergine embroidered shoe was made in Shanghai, China.The artefact was donated by Mr. Lim Tiong Guan, whose maternal grandparents moved from Qingmen, Taiwan to Singapore in the first half of the 20th century. His grandfather came to Singapore as a teenager and later owned a remittance business in Xiamen, China and a sugar-trading business in Singapore. As the family were quite affluent, they were able to own various imported goods.

Date/Period
1920s
Region
Shanghai
Dimension
Gross measurement: H:10.2 x W:7.3 x D:24.2 cm
Accession No.
2008-06168-002
Material
Brocade, nails
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Lim Tiong Guan
Category
Garments and Accessories