Shoe buckle (one of a pair)

about 1790


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 1/4 x 3 3/16 in. (5.7 x 8.1 cm)

Accession Number

51.444

Medium or Technique

Silver; paste

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

The elliptical form set with shaped square and rectangular pastes. Original yellow foil backing faded, but still visble under some pastes. Each paste with black dot painted at bottom to simulate open culet. Silver closed back mount. Steel chape and tongue.

Inscription

"Eleanor Clark Jany 1792" scratched on back (from card)

Provenance

Previous owner: Brown, Anna Brown.

"Eleanor Clark (1772-1820) who married Dudley Walker (1769-1823) May 6th 1792. Said to have been his buckles." (from card)
"These originally belonged to Mr. Dudley Walker (1769-1813) of Boston who married Eleanor Clark (1772-1820) of Milton May 6, 1792." (from object file)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Caroline Hardy