[Central European Master Series] *Rare, Fine, Bespoke, “Theresianer”, Unknown HUNGARIAN Master: 42D


SOLD to H. F. Esq., Birmingham
  • Rare Important Historical
    Cap-Toe Derby Half Brogue
    Unknown Hungarian Master
    Unknown Vintage
    Euro 380

    This marvellous custom-made Half-Brogue, a so called “Theresianer”, is certainly a collector’s item and a beautifully and, today, rare example of the old style of shoe making. It is difficult to compare it to anything modern beyond, perhaps, Dinkelacker’s admittedly fine but somewhat exaggerated workmanship. This shoe presents the traditional Central European toe-box and massive build quality while avoiding the hyperbolic styling of the other. Little is known about this particular shoe beyond the fineness of its making, that it is of Hungary origin and the product of a master shoemaker. The full-leather lining suggest a relatively modern date but the use of wooden nails to fasten the sole to the body is a technique long fallen from grace. Recent or antique, this is a shoe from another era of shoemaking and another “technology”, the rarely-to-be-seen-today ancestor of the great contemporary shoemakers of Munich, Vienna and Budapest. This masterwork harkens to the days and ways of the K.und K. It is an historically important and still eminently wearable museum piece destined for the advanced collector.

    Size Details:

    (custom-made, thus unmarked, however by my own measurements): 42D....UK8E.....US9D, for the medium width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Superb! Beautifully functionable condition, showing little wear to bottoms (with combination heel) and none to tops. Sold with fitting shoe trees.

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