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 Ruby,

                            a name reflecting the deep red of the glaze which contrasts with the yellow of the starfish pattern.  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, spayed at the base and waisted and have yellow mother of pearl bows on the elongated toes. Gold beads edge the gently curving lines of braid along the top.