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Pair of shoe buckles

Rectangular shoe buckle set with double rows of five small pastes which bow out then meet at the corners and centers of sides where large single pastes are set, one small paste with gold-colored backing; steel chape with two teeth and symmetrical scrolled shape near hinge; steel tongue with two...

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Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

English, used in America, mid-18th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

England

Accession Number

49.1008a-b

Medium or Technique

Brass (probably silver plated), paste, and steel

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes