Pair of Paste Stone Shoe Buckles With Green Stone Bows P
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 1773 a theft trial includes a man who “was indicted for stealing . . . a pair of stone shoe buckles, value 3 s.
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