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Pair of shoe buckles

about 1790–1800


Object Place: New York or New Jersey, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 4.9 x 5.2cm (7/8 x 1 15/16 x 2 1/16in.)

Accession Number

1992.272a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver; copper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Silver plated copper buckles with steel tines. Silver plate worn through on high points. Alternating stamped design of floral and geometric pattern.

Inscription

each with scratched initials "EH" on reverse.

Provenance

Probably belonged to Elisha Holmes before 1848; Descended in the family (on her paternal side) to Anne Moffet; to the MFA June, 1992, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Warren Christie Moffett in loving memory of her mother, Ruth Seymour Bergen Dort