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Title Pair of silver-plated court shoe buckles
Nationality English
Period c 1775
Price £150.00

This is a particularly nice pair of buckles, which typically would have been worn at court or on special occasions. The base is silver-plated bronze with ormolu ornaments (the gilt elements on the frame).

Usually silver-plated buckles of this type have lost all or most of their silver finish by now, but these are in magnificent condition - the photos don't really do them justice as the surface has come up very bright.

There is some wear to the silver finish on the edges and on the underside where they have been mounted on shoes. I carefully removed a fair degree of verdigris, always evidence of leather contact over the years.

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


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

testimonials

Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

The pommel arrived safely today... It's a nice little object and really quite tactile... As usual, it was a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to finding something else in your stock to tempt me.

J M, UK, 09.05.2009

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