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Pair of Garnet and Clear Buckles


GarnetThis buckle has garnet bows with clear stones around the rim of the buckle. The very wealthy showed their wealth in numerous ways. One was in the details of the garments they wore. These are identical reproductions of an extant pair in a private collection but are made of an alloy that wont tarnish and set with paste. These will accommodate a latchet of 1 1/4" with an overall size of 2" by 2 1/4". They are fashionable for 1750s to 1780s wear.

An example from London's Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1768 a trial for burglary includes a man who "was indicted for breaking and entering . . .  and stealing . . .  a pair of crystal buckles, set in silver, value 15 s. a pair of topazes ditto, set in silver, value 2 l. 12 s. 6 d. a pair of children's stone buckles, in silver, value 10 s. . . .  a stone shoe buckle, in silver, value 12 s. one child's silver buckle, value 2 s. a pair of garnet shoe buckles, in silver, gilt, value 2 l. a pair of crystal ditto, in silver, value 18 s."

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