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Pair of Shoe Buckles in Original Case

2007.15.57a-c (RS9393)

Description

Pair of paste rectangular shoe buckles in original box, two rows of various shaped colorless pastes and paste flowers at top, bottom and corners set in silver, copper strip with engraved geometric pattern; steel hinged chape and tongue. Wooden box covered in black shagreen, cream and black silk lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1780
Inscriptions
"Perrin Road / Brookline / Mass / Miss Ewina [or Emma] L Loring / Gov Shirley's / Shoe buckles." (Ink)
Location of origin
England
Material
copper (metal)
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, SHOE
copper (metal)
fasteners
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 15/16 in (A); 1 15/16 in (B) x 2 5/8 in (A); 2 5/8 in (B) x 1 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.57a-c
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100691
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Related Items
Title Oil painting of Governor William Shirley Accession number 1941.343

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