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Stock buckle in envelope

Object Number: 
1955.91
Date: 
1725-1775
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. ( 4.4 x 3.5 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Vertical rectangular silver stock buckle with rounded corners, vertical rectangular chape and tongue at the center with four studs along the outer edge; obverse is decorated with scrolled acanthus leaves. Used by Philip Livingston.
Gallery Label: 
This stock buckle belonged to Philip Livingston (1716-1778), one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Stock buckles were worn at the neck near the collar.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jasper T. Jackson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group