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Pair of Shoe Buckles in Original Case

1929.390a-c (RS7127)

Description

Pair of paste rectangular shoe buckles, single row of rectangular colorless pastes set in silver around gold colored metal tooled bezel; steel hinged chape and tongue. Buckles in original wooden case with shagreen cover and padded blue silk liner.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1770-1800
Location of origin
Probably English
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, SHOE
fasteners
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 15/16 in (A); 2 in (B) x 3 in (A); 3 in (B) x 1 1/16 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.390a-c
GUSN
100690
Reference Notes
Similar paste buckle in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 116, Color Plate 60. For more information on pastes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 115-120; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 54-55.

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