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Shoe Buckle

Maker:
Zachariah Brigden (1734–1787)
Date:
ca. 1770–87
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
2 x 2 5/8 in. (5.1 x 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.174
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 747
In addition to vessels for drinking and dining, silversmiths supplied their clients with jewelry and other personal items, such as the shoe buckles depicted in "The American School" by Matthew Pratt (97.29.3). Brigden’s surviving daybooks document his sale of such useful and fashionable accessories.
Inscription: inscribed: L. W. [block letters]

Marking: marked: Z B [with cross between, in rectangle]
Alphonso T. Clearwater, Kingston, New York, until died 1933
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