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Title Shoe buckle, silver
Nationality French
Period 18th century
Price £60.00

This is a silver buckle (62mm across) dating from c 1770 on stylistic grounds. There is a 19th-century French purity stamp (.800) in the shape of a boar's head punch, introduced in 1838 for all silver being sold openly in the marketplace or a shop.

This could be a provincial piece, but, from the quality, I would think it is either from Paris or one of the major cities. It differs from British examples inasmuch as the chape is made of silver, rather than iron, as in Britain.

There is a little wear and tear to the tines of the chape, otherwise it is in excellent shape for the age of the piece.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Shoe buckles : French : 18th Century]

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