Pair of Shoe Buckles in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1770-1800

GUSN

GUSN-100690

Description

Pair of paste rectangular shoe buckles, single row of rectangular colorless pastes set in silver around gold colored metal tooled bezel; steel hinged chape and tongue. Buckles in original wooden case with shagreen cover and padded blue silk liner.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
silver (metal)
BUCKLE, SHOE

Additional Identification Number

133

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Probably English

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Dimensions

1 15/16 in (A); 2 in (B) x 3 in (A); 3 in (B) x 1 1/16 in (A); 1 1/16 in (B) (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1929.390a-c

Reference Notes

Similar paste buckle in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 116, Color Plate 60. 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.