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Pair of shoe buckles

English, used in America
mid-18th century


Place of Manufacture: England; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

4.7 x 5.5 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1008a-b

Medium or Technique

Brass (probably silver plated), paste, and steel

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular shoe buckle set with double rows of five small pastes which bow out then meet at the corners and centers of sides where large single pastes are set, one small paste with gold-colored backing; steel chape with two teeth and symmetrical scrolled shape near hinge; steel tongue with two prongs.

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent