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Men's shoe buckles in original case

1953.41a-c (RS204070)

Description

This pair of rectangular men's shoe buckles are curved to fit the top of a shoe. Each buckle is embellished with carefully fitted square and rectangular colorless pastes set in silver, with an engraved gilt metal inner border. The chapes and tongues are steel. The pair are in their original black leather fitted case with a pink silk satin lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1795
Inscriptions
"Shoe Buckles - B. Joy Esq / Property of C.H. Joy / property of B. Joy" (Ink)
Location of origin
Birmingham, England
Material
gold alloy
paste (glass)
silver (metal)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Places
Probably Birmingham (Birmingham borough, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Buckle
Buckle, Shoe
buckles (strap accessories)
fasteners
Federal
gold alloy
paste (glass)
silver (metal)
steel (alloy)
Dimensions
2 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1953.41a-c
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Francis Gray
GUSN
101847
Exhibition Notes
"Walk Right In," Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities November 1998 - March 1999; and "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Related Items
Title Shoe Buckles Accession number 1953.41 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Frances Gray:
Title Jewelry Set Accession number 1953.42

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