This is an attractive early Georgian shoe buckle, dating to the 1720's. It is asymmetrical in shape and set with 22 original black dot paste gemstones. The buckle has been closed and soldered shut, the back bears a later silver pin for use as a brooch.
OBJECT: Brooch/Shoe Buckle
DATE: 18th century
MATERIAL: Silver & Rhinestones
SIZE: 33mm x 29mm x 5mm
WEIGHT: 7.70 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, London.
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