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Knee Buckle

1918.1038 (RS6745)

Description

Diamond shaped shoe buckle with pastes set in silver and gold colored metal bezel, steel hinged chape and tongue on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1790
Location of origin
Probably England
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, KNEE
fasteners
silver (metal)
Dimensions
2 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1918.1038
GUSN
101845
Reference Notes
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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