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Shoe Buckle

Rectangular molded frames, steel tongues. Marks on edge.

Inscription

MARKS: in the same locations on both buckles. on one side of buckle, maker's mark IW in cursive in a rectangle (similar to Grimwade 1756, but initials are closer together and there doesn't seem to be a pellet between); date letter G (1802/3). on other side of buckle, lion passant; obscured mark, looks like sovereign's head. ***no leopard's head that I can see.

Provenance

1933, Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1883-1914) to the MFA.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English, 1802–03

Object Place

London, England

Accession Number

33.294

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver