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Pair of shoe buckles

Square with cut corners, bent into semi-circle. Medallions with portrait heads (Washington?) in center of top & bottom. Copper backed, steel tongues. (from card)

Inscription

Worn inscripton on the reverse of one buckle, illegible.

Marks

"REVERE" in rectangle on back (from card)

Provenance

Collection of Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer by 1935; to MFA December 5, 1935, bequest. Early history unknown; given to the Museum in 1935 by the collector Pauline Revere Thayer;

Credit Line

Pauline Revere Thayer Collection

About 1790–95

Object Place for Label

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 396

Accession Number

35.1795a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver; steel, copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment