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Knee buckles in pouch

Object Number: 
1947.469a-c
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
silver, glass, foil; cotton
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 4.4 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Pair of rectangular silver knee buckles with a single row of glass gems backed with foil for brilliance; double tooth clasps; green cotton twill weave pouch.
Gallery Label: 
These knee buckles belonged to John Ramage (ca. 1748-1802), an artist born in Ireland. He entered the Dublin School of Artists in 1763. He lived in Nova Scotia from 1772-1774, then went to Boston where he was known as a goldsmith and miniaturist. Ramage moved to New York City in 1777, where he lived until 1794.
Credit Line: 
Anonymous gift
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group