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Shoe buckle

English (London)
1778–79
Marked by William Eley I (first mark entered 1778, died in 1824), Marked by William Fearn


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

3.2 x 2.9 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.51

Medium or Technique

Metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Under one side of buckle, maker's mark WE over WF (Grimwade 3112). Under other side of buckle, sovereign's head; lion passant; datec (1778/9). On buckle flap, maker's mark WE in a rectangle (Grimwade 3101); lion passant.

Provenance

W. J. Greenhalgh; 1922, sold by W. J. Greenhalgh to the MFA for $25.00 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 5, 1922)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession numbers 22.51 and 22.52 were purchased together for $25.00.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund