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."
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 24 August, 2019.