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  • The so-called Countess Nina de Hamong, the wife of fashionable palm reader Cheiro, bought these hand-made bespoke evening shoes from Ignazio Pluchino who had a shop at 83 Walton Street, Chelsea in about 1927. Pluchino came to England from Sicily in 1900 and lived with his family over their shoe shop in Walton Street, Chelsea. His son John joined him in the business. He is mentioned in a 1952 article in 'Vogue': 'Of Italian extraction, Mr. John Pluchino is a brilliant craftsman like his father before him, and will make you a well-cut court shoe or a delicate silver sandal in one month'. The family lived over the shop.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 130 mm; L 216 mm (heel to toe); W 73 mm (of sole); H 68 mm (heel only) (overall)

  • Materials

    leather; silk; metal; linen; enamel

  • Rights Credit

    © By kind permission of Michael Pulchino - grandson of I. Pulchino

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    permanent collection


    Pluchino, Michael

  • Related place

    Kensington and Chelsea


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