Brands Melnotte

Melnotte

Ladies’ shoemaker (cordonnier), Paris. The number of surviving shoes by this maker suggests he was one of the major exporters, perhaps the largest, of ladies boots and shoes during the worldwide, French shoe export boom period 1820s-1850s. While he almost certainly employed many outworkers, he also liaised with a web of other shoemakers, see Dufossee, Givry, M?ller, Petit..

Being so prolific, he appears to have had frequent prints of labels to be stuck on the insock of his shoes, changing almost yearly. Some that survive appear to have printing errors. His labels include Paris (Rue de la Paix 19, 20 and 22) and London addresses (23 Old Bond St.).

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