Shoe buckle (one of a pair)

about 1790

Object Place: England


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver; paste

Not On View


Americas, Jewelry


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.


"Eleanor Clark Jany 1792" scratched on back


About 1792, Eleanor Clark. "Eleanor Clark Jany 1792" scratched on back. Collection of Miss Mary Caroline Hardy by 1951; to MFA March 8, 1951, gift.
"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