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Shoe Buckles

1918.1037ab (RS6744)

Description

Pair of elliptical shoe buckles set with rectangular colorless pastes in steel frames, gold colored metal patterned border on inner edge, steel chape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1790
Location of origin
Probably England
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUCKLE, SHOE
fasteners
Dimensions
1 13/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1918.1037ab
GUSN
102682
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).
Related Items
Title Shoe Buckles Accession number 1918.1037 ab Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. R.M. Appleton:
Title Knee buckle Accession number 1918.1038 ab

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