Shoe buckles

Object Number: 
Z.2153ab
Date: 
1750-1780
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 2.9 x 6.4 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: reverse, center: "BOULTON & SMITHS / PATENT"
Description: 
Pair of horizontal rectangular blue leather shoe buckles on silver frame; obverse has chased scroll border; tongue across reverse has two teeth on each side, maker's stamp between.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group