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A pair of pale pink silk slippers with two silver buttons on the front of the shoe joined with a silver link and cut-out moons. With leather soles stamped with crosses.

Dolls given by the children of France to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret

Hellstern & Sons [Paris]

Shoes c.1938

RCIN 93210

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To accompany each outfit, the dolls had shoes made by Hellstern, the maker of ballet shoes for the Opera Comique. When making the dolls’ shoes, Hellstern encountered the unique problem of rigid and flat dolls' feet. As such, they had to use clever design techniques to disguise the lack of heels on the shoes.