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Shoe Buckles

1945.51ab (RS7985)

Description

Pair of round shoe buckles set with horseshoe shaped colorless pastes in steel mounted in a steel frame, gold colored metal swags applied to the inner border, steel chape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1790
Location of origin
Probably England
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, SHOE
fasteners
Dimensions
2 11/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 1 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1945.51ab
GUSN
102680
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. For more information on shoe buckles see White, Carolyn L. "American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820," (2005).
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