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Maker: W. G. (1), 1775–1785
Maker, formerly attributed to: William Gowen, American, 1749–1809
Maker, probably by: William Grant, Jr., American, 1766–1814

Pair of Shoe Buckles

ca. 1785

Silver, steel or iron

each piece: 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (7.94 x 5.72 x 2.86 cm) other (weight of a): () other (weight of b): ()
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1110a-b
Culture: 
American or British
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Geography: 
Made in Great Britain
or made in United States
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan (1875-1937), New York; gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 1, pp. 213–14, no. 286, ill.

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 35, 70–71, no. 36, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.