Posted 6 years ago
Hello CW friends and fellow collectors!!!
I recently posted a pair of vintage bespoke riding boots. This the other pair I have in my collection. These are made by John Lobb of London England. I'm not sure sure of the age of these, but the wooden boot lasts have Countess Christine Grote stamped into the brass plates. I cannot seem to find any information in regards to Countess Christine Grote.
John Lobb has custom made bespoke boots in London since 1866. The original John Lobb was a lame Cornish farmboy whose mastery of the Gentle Craft of last and awl brought him golden awards in the Great International Exhibitions of Victorian times. He became the proud holder of a Royal Warrant as Bootmaker to Edward, Prince of Wales. The Prince, as King Edward VII, was to give his name to a whirling Edwardian era of opulence and splendor, an era in which Lobb shoes became a synonym for quality and elegance.
John Lobb shoes and boots are still made today. Very high quality and quite expensive I must say.
Thanks very much for stopping in for a look!!!!