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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

Dear Chris, truncheon arrived safe and sound yesterday... what a beauty! I look forward to our next transaction.

C C, Australia, 18.09.2012

Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

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