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Pair of Knee Buckles

1931.982.1-2 (RS7291)

Description

Pair of silver rectangular knee buckles with rounded corners, stamped x design; one steel hinged chape and tongue, one brass (replacement).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
"S * S" (Engraved)
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, KNEE
fasteners
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 3/8 in (A); 1 3/8 in (B) x 1 in (A); 1 in (B) (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.982.1-2
GUSN
100663
Reference Notes
Similar pair in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 148, plate 95.
Related Items
Title c - Coral brooch and earrings Accession number 1927.495 a Notes Similar items 1942.252 ab and 1925.368 ab Jewelry and related items donated by Alice A. Stevens:
Title Horn back comb Accession number 1929.557
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession number 1929.558
Title Lava cameo brooch Accession number 1929.563
Title Brooch Accession number 1929.564
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1929.565
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1929.566 ab
Title Knee buckles Accession number 1931.982 ab
Title Cuff links Accession number 1931.984 ab
Title Gold brooch Accession number 1931.989
Title Necklace and locket Accession number 1934.558

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