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Pair of Shoe Buckles

1936.866ab (RS7640)

Description

Pair of pewter rectangular shoe buckles with rounded corners, frame is pierced and impressed with marquise shaped decoration, steel chape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1800
Location of origin
Probably American
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
Buckle, Shoe
fasteners
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
2 3/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.866ab
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Watson
GUSN
102685
Reference Notes
For more information on shoe buckles see White, Carolyn L. "American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820," (2005).
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Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession number 1936.881
Title High back horn comb Accession number 1936.882
Title Bead necklace Accession number 1936.884
Title Tortoiseshell bracelet Accession number 1936.885
Title c - Three buttons Accession number 1936.890 a

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