Pair of Rose Shoe Buckles

$45.00

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 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 1783 a burglary trial a man “was indicted for burglariously and feloniously breaking, and entering . . .  forty-nine pair of silver shoe-buckles, value 13 l. twelve pair of silver knee-buckles, value 30 s. twelve pair of other silver shoe-buckles set with stone, value 20 s.”

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