Pair of Paste Shoe Buckles


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 strap 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 The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1774 a theft trial a man “was indicted for stealing one pair of silver shoe buckles set with paste, value 40 s.”

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