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Pair of shoe buckles

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Oblong, "nail head" decoration within plain edges, very worn. Steel chape and tongue, 2 tined.


Buhler Entry: see Notes. In the Collection of G. Alexander Robertson by 1965; to the MFA March 10, 1965, gift. "Owned in Roxbury by Ensign Ebenezer Craft 1679-1722" (from card)

Credit Line

Gift of G. Alexander Robertson

about 1700–1800

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

Boston ?, (New England), United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 286


Overall: 5.1 x 5.7cm (2 x 2 1/4in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, steel




Jewelry / Adornment