Pair of Shoe Buckles

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1890-1930

GUSN

GUSN-100649

Description

Each of this pair of matching shoe buckles consists of two concentric circles of colorless brilliant pastes set in white metal. The outermost circle is set with small stones in a scalloped edge, while the innermost circle is set with larger pastes. The brass-hinged chape and tongue are purely decorative. Each buckle is mounted on a piece of black leather. These buckles loosely resemble eighteenth century shoebuckles, but the scalloped edges, overall shape, and decorative rather than functional chape point toward a late nineteenth or early twentieth-century date.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
silver (metal)
brass (alloy)
BUCKLE, SHOE

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

92

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

1 7/8 in (1); 1 7/8 in (2) x 2 1/16 in (1); 2 1/16 in (2) (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.2992.1-2

Reference Notes

For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

Date

1890-1930 (Made to approximate 18th century shoe buckles.)