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Shoe buckle (one of a pair)

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Reeded and bright cut rectangular curved frame, bright cut swags inside between corners, with rosettes midway on long swags. Steel tongues.


Collection of Philip L. Spalding by 1917; to MFA as loan October 16, 1917, made a gift January 16, 1930. Original owner unknown.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Leffingwell Spalding

American, about 1790–1800

Object Place for Label

Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 287


Overall: 7.9 x 4.1 cm (3 1/8 x 1 5/8 in.) Diameter and weight: 56.7 gm (2 oz.)

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Medium or Technique

Silver, steel




Jewelry / Adornment