Pair of woman's black leather lace-up boots. Made by Bostock, England, before or during 1880. The boots won the gold medal for design and workmanship at the 1880-1881 International Exhibition.

Bostock was an English shoe manufacturer established in Stafford around 1814 by Thomas Bostock, who was soon joined in the business by his sons Edwin, Thomas and Frederick. The business expanded to Stone and Northampton. In 1903 Lotus Shoe Makers Ltd was established as a subsidiary of Frederick Bostock Ltd. Lotus later became the umbrella name for all the Bostock businesses.

Physical Description

High lace-up style. Machine sewn. Stacked leather heel.

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