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Shoe buckle

Marks

Under one side of buckle, maker's mark WE over WF (Grimwade 3112). Under other side of buckle, sovereign's head; lion passant; datec (1778/9). On buckle flap, maker's mark WE in a rectangle (Grimwade 3101); lion passant.

Provenance

W. J. Greenhalgh; 1922, sold by W. J. Greenhalgh to the MFA for $25.00 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 5, 1922) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers 22.51 and 22.52 were purchased together for $25.00.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

English (London), 1778–79

Object Place

London, England

Accession Number

22.51

Medium or Technique

Metal

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver